The Resource Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858, by Albert J. Beveridge

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858, by Albert J. Beveridge

Label
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858
Title
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858
Statement of responsibility
by Albert J. Beveridge
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the late Senator Beveridge began his work as a historian, his notable experience as public man, his splendid powers of expression, and his willingness to search long and patiently were valuable assets. During his period as a writer of history, he added the passion to deal impartially with men and events. When preparing his life of Marshall, he was unwearied in his labors to find and study the sources for himself. He employed his rare literary skill in the production of the four fascinating volumes dealing with the life and times of the great jurist, but he had not then attained that spirit of detachment so essential to the very best results. The volumes under review reveal a splendid success in dealing fairly with the contemporaries of Lincoln. Readers familiar with volumes on the great War President will hardly recognize James Shields, Roger B. Taney, James Buchanan and Stephen A. Douglas as portrayed by the impartial pen of Senator Beveridge. ... The writer of this review hopes that this new life of Lincoln to 1858 will be widely read. He especially commends it to all who have not understood that Lincoln became a great man only through a long and slow process of development. He hopes and expects that this biography will go far toward exploding standardized but false notions about the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the rivalry between Lincoln and Douglas. He believes with the late Senator Beveridge that Lincoln did not demolish the arguments of Douglas but rather that he eventually accepted as his own the fundamental principle of Douglasthat the primary object was the saving of the Union. The truth about the great rivals is not that they were poles apart but that their paths converged from 1854 to 1861"--William O. Lynch from scholarworks.iu.ed
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GZT
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.3
LC item number
.B572 1928
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858, by Albert J. Beveridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
On half-title: Standard library edition
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, pages [xv]-xxvi) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27198680
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Standard library ed.
Extent
4 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (v. 1-4) (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)27198680
Label
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858, by Albert J. Beveridge
Publication
Note
On half-title: Standard library edition
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, pages [xv]-xxvi) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27198680
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Standard library ed.
Extent
4 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (v. 1-4) (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)27198680

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