Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
Renowned scholar George Anastaplo describes a side of Abraham Lincoln that previous biographers have overlooked: the development and legacy of his legal and constitutional thought. With eloquent insights into Lincoln's intellect and the issues dividing the country he led, Anastaplo describes how the 16th president successfully managed the impossible task of keeping the world's greatest democracy united. Anastaplo also demonstrates Lincoln's continuing and profound influence on modern American society, law, and politics, and he shows readers the lessons this fascinating man can still teach Americans about coping with our own divisive times.

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Contents

Prologue
1
On Rights and Duties
31
The Northwest Ordinance
39
Copyright

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George Anastaplo, author of numerous books, teaches at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Dominican University. He lives in Chicago Illinois.

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