Biographies & Memoirs

Abraham Lincoln: History in an Hour

Abraham Lincoln: History in an Hour

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, is an American icon. To many, he is a symbol of values, sacrifice and determination. Modern notions of nationalism, liberty, and constitution all owe their debt to Lincoln, as does the unity of the American states. And yet, in his own day, Lincoln was also reviled by many as a traitor, tarnished by his associations with the wrong kind of race and the wrong end of society.

Chapter 1: The Roots of Leadership

Chapter 2: The Rail Splitter and Honest Abe

Chapter 3: From Childhood to Manhood

Chapter 4: A Politician is Born

Chapter 5: Life, Love and Marriage

Chapter 6: The Politics of Slavery

Chapter 7: The Birth of a Political Party

Chapter 8: Life in the White House

Chapter 9: The Politics of War

Chapter 10: A Presidential War

Chapter 11: Emancipation Proclamation

Chapter 12: Re-election and Political Maneuvring

Chapter 13: The War is Won

Chapter 14: A New Beginning and a Tragic End

Chapter 15: Assassins and Conspirators

Chapter 16: The Failure of Reconstruction

Chapter 17: The Lincoln Legacy

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Gettysburg Address (The Hay Copy)

Appendix 3: Timeline