The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (Paperback)

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“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe


Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.

About the Author


Eric Foner is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780393340662
ISBN-10: 039334066X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 26th, 2011
Pages: 448
Language: English