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The Resource A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

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A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity
Title
A just and generous nation
Title remainder
Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity
Statement of responsibility
Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth president to go to war when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Rather than a commitment to eradicating slavery or a defense of the Union, they argue, Lincoln's guiding principle was the defense of equal economic opportunity. Lincoln firmly believed that the government's primary role was to ensure that all Americans had the opportunity to better their station in life. As president, he worked tirelessly to enshrine this ideal within the federal government. He funded railroads and canals, supported education, and, most importantly, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which opened the door for former slaves to join white Americans in striving for self-improvement. In our own age of unprecedented inequality, A Just and Generous Nation reestablishes Lincoln's legacy as the protector not just of personal freedom butof the American dream itself"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.H753 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE -- 1. Simple Annals of the Poor : Dreaming the American Dream -- 2. Right Makes Might : Lincoln the Candidate -- 3. Chain of Steel : Defender of the Union -- 4. Saving the Union : Lincoln the Leader -- 5. Wholly Evil or Wholly Good : Not Quite anAbolitionist -- 6. Forever Free : Lincoln the Emancipator -- 7. What We Say Here and What we Do Here : Lincoln the Warrior -- PART TWO -- 8. Full Speed Ahead : Without Lincoln at the Helm -- 9. Positive Government : The Lincoln Legacy -- 10. For a Vast Future : Expanding Lincoln's American Dream -- 11. Government Is the Problem : Rejecting Lincoln's Legacy -- 12. The New Economic Debate : Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- Epilogue: Government for the People : Lincoln's Unfinished Work
Control code
BK0016819225
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465028306
Lccn
2015022842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
PART ONE -- 1. Simple Annals of the Poor : Dreaming the American Dream -- 2. Right Makes Might : Lincoln the Candidate -- 3. Chain of Steel : Defender of the Union -- 4. Saving the Union : Lincoln the Leader -- 5. Wholly Evil or Wholly Good : Not Quite anAbolitionist -- 6. Forever Free : Lincoln the Emancipator -- 7. What We Say Here and What we Do Here : Lincoln the Warrior -- PART TWO -- 8. Full Speed Ahead : Without Lincoln at the Helm -- 9. Positive Government : The Lincoln Legacy -- 10. For a Vast Future : Expanding Lincoln's American Dream -- 11. Government Is the Problem : Rejecting Lincoln's Legacy -- 12. The New Economic Debate : Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- Epilogue: Government for the People : Lincoln's Unfinished Work
Control code
BK0016819225
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465028306
Lccn
2015022842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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