Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict

By Burt, John

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9780674050181 9780674067332
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Belknap: Harvard Univ.


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Reviewed on January 11, 2013  |  E-Originals

Burt (English, Brandeis Univ.) wants us to consider the moral compasses of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, and democracy itself, as revealed especially in the speeches of Lincoln and Douglas during the 1850s, when the slavery issue tore apart the old party system and led to secession and civil war. Burt reads the speeches as closely as anyone ever has and extracts from them some surprising conclusio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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