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Abraham Lincoln. A Biography by Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

By Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

No different narrative account of Abraham Lincoln's lifestyles has encouraged such frequent and lasting acclaim as Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. Written by way of a local of britain and initially released in 1916, the biography is a unprecedented mix of gorgeous prose and profound historic perception. Charnwood's examine of Lincoln's statesmanship brought generations of usa citizens to the lifestyles and politics of Lincoln and the author's observations are so complete and well-supported that any severe learn of Lincoln needs to reply to his conclusions.

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But the fact that there is cause for such an indictment bears in two ways upon our present subject. In the first place, there has been a tendency both in England and in America to look at this history upside down. The epoch of the Revolution and the Constitution has been regarded as a heroic age—wherein lived the elder Brutus, Mucius Scaevola, Claelia and the rest—to be followed by almost continuous disappointment, disillusionment and decline. A more pleasing and more bracing view is nearer to the historic truth.

Both groups had at first been colonised by the same class, the smaller landed gentry of England with a sprinkling of well-to-do traders, though the South received later a larger number of poor and shiftless immigrants than the North, and the North attracted a larger number of artisans. The physical conditions of the South led to the growth of large farms, or “plantations” as they were called, and of a class of large proprietors; negro slaves thrived there and were useful in the cultivation of tobacco, indigo, rice, and later of cotton.

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review. , Suite 200 Lanham, MD 20706 3 Henrietta Street London WC2E 8LU, England New edition by Madison Books, 1996 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron, 1864–1945 Abraham Lincoln/Lord Charnwood. p. cm.

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