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The Sangamo Frontier

Author : Robert Mazrim
ISBN : 9780226514239
Genre : Social Science
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When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten. In The Sangamo Frontier, archaeologist Robert Mazrim unearths the buried history of this early American community, breathing new life into a region that still rests in Lincoln’s shadow. Named after a shallow river that cuts through the prairies of central Illinois, the Sangamo Country—an area that now encompasses the capital city of Springfield and present-day Sangamon County—was first colonized after the War of 1812. For the past fifteen years, Mazrim has conducted dozens of excavations there, digging up pieces of pioneer life, from hand-forged iron and locally made crockery to pewter spoons and Staffordshire teacups. And here, in beautifully illustrated stories of each dig, he shows how each of these small artifacts can teach us something about the lifestyles of people who lived on the frontier nearly two hundred years ago. Allowing us to see past the changed modern landscape and the clichés of pioneer history, Mazrim deftly uses his findings to portray the homes, farms, taverns, and pottery shops where Lincoln’s neighbors once lived and worked. Drawing readers into the thrill of discovery, The Sangamo Frontier inaugurates a new kind of archaeological history that both enhances and challenges our written history. It imbues today’s landscape with an authentic ghostliness that will reawaken the curiosity of anyone interested in the forgotten people and places that helped shape our nation.
Category: Social Science

The Fiery Trial Abraham Lincoln And American Slavery

Author : Eric Foner
ISBN : 9780393340662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Open Ing Authority Through Community Engagement

Author : Elizabeth A Bollwerk
ISBN : 9781315423289
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Category: Social Science

Your Friend Forever A Lincoln

Author : Charles B. Strozier
ISBN : 9780231541305
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the spring of 1837, a “long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man” walked into Joshua Speed’s dry-goods store and asked for supplies for a bed. He couldn’t afford the price, but Speed was taken with the visitor, who “threw such charm around him” and betrayed a “perfect naturalness.” “He could act no part but his own,” Speed later wrote. “He copied no one either in manner or style.” So Speed suggested the young lawyer stay with him in a room over his store for free, initiating what would become one of the most important friendships in American history. Speed was Abraham Lincoln’s closest confidant, offering this shy and anxious political talent invaluable support after the death of his first love, Ann Rutledge, and during his rocky courtship of Mary Ann Todd. Lincoln returned repeatedly to Speed for guidance even though the two disagreed on political matters. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln is a rich analysis of a relationship that was both a model of male friendship and a specific dynamic between two brilliant but fascinatingly flawed men who played off each other’s strengths and weaknesses to launch themselves in love and life. Their friendship resolves important questions about Lincoln’s early years and adds significant psychological depth to his later decisions as husband, war leader, and president.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

To Make Men Free

Author : Heather Cox Richardson
ISBN : 9780465080663
Genre : History
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A distinguished American historian traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party—founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the country's elites.
Category: History

Abraham Lincoln In The Kitchen

Author : Rae Katherine Eighmey
ISBN : UCSD:31822040878076
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A culinary portrait of the 16th President reveals his cooking prowess while describing 19th-century kitchen practices, sharing dozens of period recipes and engaging stories about how Lincoln prepared and served favorite foods to guests and during rallies. By the award-winning author of A Prairie Kitchen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Annals Of Iowa

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213186179
Genre : Iowa
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Category: Iowa

The Lincoln Family Album

Author : Mark E. Neely
ISBN : 0809327139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This intimate collection of family photographs provides a rare glimpse into the personal life of one of the greatest figures in American history, Abraham Lincoln. This expanded edition provides both new pictures and new introductory materials by renowned Lincoln scholars Mark E. Neely Jr. and Harold Holzer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography