Lincoln and His World: Volume 3, The Rise to National Prominence, 1843-1853 (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Jan 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 417 pages
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Based on deep consultation of seldom-examined primary sources, this third volume in Richard Lawrence Miller's massive Lincoln biography follows Lincoln's long effort to win a seat in Congress, his activity there, and his return to Illinois--chastened by his Washington experience. Topics include: Lincoln's anti-slavery efforts in Congress; the popularity of his stance against the Mexican War (which, contrary to common belief, didn't significantly harm his political reputation); his support of Zachary Taylor's presidential campaign and his subsequent efforts to win a patronage job from the Taylor White House; his political activities after returning to Illinois; and his generally happy home life with Mary and his sons. Throughout the work, a new portrait emerges of Lincoln as a canny politician, making his own luck by striking swiftly and strongly when opportunities arose.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
1 1843
3
2 1844
41
3 1845
80
4 1846
94
5 1847
125
6 18471848
157
7 1848
193
9 1850
249
10 1851
285
11 1852
299
12 1853
324
Chapter Notes
359
Sources
393
Index
405
Copyright

8 18481849
217

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About the author (2011)

Richard Lawrence Miller worked for former President Herbert Hoover's personal archivist after college. He became a public radio producer, whose programs were heard on National Public Radio and other outlets. A retired community organizer, he lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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