Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Speech and Other Papers Old as history is and manifold as are its tragedies I doubt if any death has caused so much pain to mankind as this has caused or will cause on its announcement and this not so much because natio

  • Title: Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech and Other Papers
  • Author: Carl Schurz Ralph Waldo Emerson James Russell Lowell
  • ISBN: 9781596057500
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Old as history is, and manifold as are its tragedies, I doubt if any death has caused so much pain to mankind as this has caused, or will cause, on its announcement and this, not so much because nations are by modern arts brought so closely together, as because of the mysterious hopes and fears which, in the present day, are connected with the name and institutions of AmeOld as history is, and manifold as are its tragedies, I doubt if any death has caused so much pain to mankind as this has caused, or will cause, on its announcement and this, not so much because nations are by modern arts brought so closely together, as because of the mysterious hopes and fears which, in the present day, are connected with the name and institutions of America from Ralph Waldo Emerson s remarks at Lincoln s funeral, April 19, 1865 Here, in one compact volume, is an extraordinary tribute to the life and legacy of one of the greatest presidents in United States history Abraham Lincoln s 1809 1865 own words stand as powerful testimony to his wisdom and leadership here you ll find his famous Gettysburg Address, both inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, a selection of correspondence, his last public speech, and other notable papers Also included are 1891 essay by Carl Schurz 1829 1906 , a prominent and trusted member of the Lincoln administration, a loving but un idealized acclamation of the man and his work that delves into the deep sense of morality and prodigious intellect that informed his presidency.a stirring and emotional 1864 defense of Lincoln s prosecution of the Civil War by his friend, poet James Russell Lowell 1819 1891.Ralph Waldo Emerson s 1803 1882 eulogy of Lincoln.poetry in honor of the fallen president by Lowell, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendall Holmes, and Walt Whitman Written by those who knew him, loved him, and witnessed his dramatic impact on United States during its most perilous crisis, this collection offers us the invaluable perspective of his contemporaries and the beginnings of the towering image we have of Abraham Lincoln today.

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