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By Willard Sterne Randall

ISBN-10: 1612306594

ISBN-13: 9781612306599

Historians rank Abraham Lincoln as one in every of America's maximum presidents, having led the state during the slaughter and sorrow of the Civil battle. he's additionally one among history's so much tragic figures, wasting his existence to an assassin's bullet simply days after reaching his long-sought victory at the battlefield. the following, during this short-form e-book via historians Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra, is Lincoln's inspiring and heartbreaking tale.

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In the ensuing pandemonium, Lincoln allowed that he had “split a great many better-looking” rails. ” When the national Republican National Convention met in Chicago on May 16, 1860, Lincoln (following the custom for candidates then) stayed home and sent people to represent him. They hired two Chicagoans as “shouters” to lead the cheers whenever Lincoln’s name was mentioned. When they learned that front-runner William H. Seward’s backers had cornered most of the admission tickets, they printed duplicates to be used while the Seward crowd was out parading.

Two weeks later, he disclosed his plan to some of his cabinet officers. Secretary of State Seward urged Lincoln to wait for a major Union Army victory so that the proclamation would not seem a sign of desperation. Lincoln reluctantly agreed. As criticism from abolitionists mounted, Lincoln isolated himself. ” When news reached the White House on September 22 that the Union had finally won the crucial first victory at Antietam, Lincoln summoned his cabinet and read them his proclamation, freeing all slaves inside Confederate lines.

When Seward’s supporters returned, they found the convention hall packed with Westerners shouting for Lincoln. A few hours later, when Lincoln’s name was placed in nomination, the Lincoln shouters were ready. ” Lincoln had told his backers to “make no contracts that bind me,” but on the third ballot, the crucial Pennsylvania delegation swung to his side for his support for protective tariffs on iron and steel. That gave him the nomination. A friend telegraphed him: “Abe, we did it. ” Amid the crowd’s cheers as he accepted the nomination, Lincoln said, “There’s a little woman down at our house [who] would like to hear this.

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