Abraham Lincoln and the Western Territories
Ralph Y. McGinnis, Calvin N. Smith
Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - History - 222 pages
Instead of battling the West with a pistol, Abraham Lincoln tamed America's western territories with his famous pen. By passing laws that offered cheap land, adequate railway transportation, and inexpensive, practical education, Lincoln provided the means for the settlement of the Great American West. By examining policies, problems, and actions,Abraham Lincoln and the Western Territories tells the story of how the Wild West was won for the Union.
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Review of Abraham Lincoln and the Western Territories, edited by Ralph Y. mcginnis and Calvin N. Smith. New Mexico Historical Review 70 (July 1995): 349. ...
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