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Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library) by Harold Holzer - Paperback - November 2006 - from Jane Addams Book Shop (SKU: 215967)

Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)

Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library) by Harold Holzer - Paperback - November 2006 - from Jane Addams Book Shop (SKU: 215967)
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Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)

by Harold Holzer

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ISBN 10
0743299647
ISBN 13
9780743299640
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Simon & Schuster, November 2006. Trade . Very Good. Very Good Softcover. Light soiling and shelfwear to covers. Pages clean and tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984.

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Lincoln at Cooper Union explores Lincoln's most influential and widely reported pre-presidential address -- an extraordinary appeal by the western politician to the eastern elite that propelled him toward the Republican nomination for president. Delivered in New York in February 1860, the Cooper Union speech dispelled doubts about Lincoln's suitability for the presidency and reassured conservatives of his moderation while reaffirming his opposition to slavery to Republican progressives. Award-winning Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer places Lincoln and his speech in the context of the times -- an era of racism, politicized journalism, and public oratory as entertainment -- and shows how the candidate framed the speech as an opportunity to continue his famous "debates" with his archrival Democrat Stephen A. Douglas on the question of slavery. Holzer describes the enormous risk Lincoln took by appearing in New York, where he exposed himself to the country's most critical audience and took on Republican Senator William Henry Seward of New York, the front runner, in his own backyard. Then he recounts a brilliant and innovative public relations campaign, as Lincoln took the speech "on the road" in his successful quest for the presidency.

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Bookseller
Jane Addams Book Shop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
215967
Title
Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
Author
Harold Holzer
Format/binding
Trade
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0743299647
ISBN 13
9780743299640
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
November 2006
Pages
368

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