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A New Birth of Freedom : Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War - Harry V. Jaffa

A New Birth of Freedom

Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

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Published: 23rd February 2004
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A New Birth of Freedom is the culmination of over a half a century of study and reflection by one of America's foremost scholars of American politics, Harry V. Jaffa. This long-awaited sequel to Crisis of the House Divided, first published in 1959, continues Jaffa's piercing examination of the political thought of Abraham Lincoln and the themes of self-government, equality, and statesmanship. Whereas Crisis of the House Divided focused on the famous senate campaign debates between Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, this volume expands and deepens Jaffa's analysis of American political thought, and gives special attention to Lincoln's refutation of the arguments of John C. Calhoun-the intellectual champion of the Confederacy.

Jaffa has again delivered a powerful contribution to Lincoln scholarship. Historians will find many riches in Jaffa's latest learned volume.--Michael Vorenberg "American Historical Review "

Prefacep. xi
The Election of 1800 and the Election of 1860p. 1
The Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and the Historiansp. 73
The Divided American Mind on the Eve of Conflict: James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, and Alexander Stephens Survey the Crisisp. 153
The Mind of Lincoln's Inaugural and the Argument and Action of the Debate That Shaped It--Ip. 237
The Mind of Lincoln's Inaugural and the Argument and Action of the Debate That Shaped It--IIp. 285
July 4, 1861: Lincoln Tells Why the Union Must Be Preservedp. 357
Slavery, Secession, and State Rights: The Political Teaching of John C. Calhounp. 403
"The Dividing Line between Federal and Local Authority: Popular Sovereignty in the Territories"--A Commentaryp. 473
Notesp. 489
Indexp. 537
About the Authorp. 549
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ISBN: 9780847699537
ISBN-10: 0847699536
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 23rd February 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73