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The Resource A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

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A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity
Title
A just and generous nation
Title remainder
Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity
Statement of responsibility
Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
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Language
eng
Summary
"In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth president to go to war when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Rather than a commitment to eradicating slavery or a defense of the Union, they argue, Lincoln's guiding principle was the defense of equal economic opportunity. Lincoln firmly believed that the government's primary role was to ensure that all Americans had the opportunity to better their station in life. As president, he worked tirelessly to enshrine this ideal within the federal government. He funded railroads and canals, supported education, and, most importantly, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which opened the door for former slaves to join white Americans in striving for self-improvement. In our own age of unprecedented inequality, A Just and Generous Nation reestablishes Lincoln's legacy as the protector not just of personal freedom but of the American dream itself"--
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contains biographical information
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Holzer, Harold
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1931-
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Garfinkle, Norton
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Equality
  • Economic development
  • Social mobility
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Contents
PART ONE -- 1. Simple Annals of the Poor : Dreaming the American Dream -- 2. Right Makes Might : Lincoln the Candidate -- 3. Chain of Steel : Defender of the Union -- 4. Saving the Union : Lincoln the Leader -- 5. Wholly Evil or Wholly Good : Not Quite an Abolitionist -- 6. Forever Free : Lincoln the Emancipator -- 7. What We Say Here and What we Do Here : Lincoln the Warrior -- PART TWO -- 8. Full Speed Ahead : Without Lincoln at the Helm -- 9. Positive Government : The Lincoln Legacy -- 10. For a Vast Future : Expanding Lincoln's American Dream -- 11. Government Is the Problem : Rejecting Lincoln's Legacy -- 12. The New Economic Debate : Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- Epilogue : Government for the People : Lincoln's Unfinished Work
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780465028306
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022842
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905686102
  • (OCoLC)ocn905686102
  • 743821
Label
A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity, Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Contents
PART ONE -- 1. Simple Annals of the Poor : Dreaming the American Dream -- 2. Right Makes Might : Lincoln the Candidate -- 3. Chain of Steel : Defender of the Union -- 4. Saving the Union : Lincoln the Leader -- 5. Wholly Evil or Wholly Good : Not Quite an Abolitionist -- 6. Forever Free : Lincoln the Emancipator -- 7. What We Say Here and What we Do Here : Lincoln the Warrior -- PART TWO -- 8. Full Speed Ahead : Without Lincoln at the Helm -- 9. Positive Government : The Lincoln Legacy -- 10. For a Vast Future : Expanding Lincoln's American Dream -- 11. Government Is the Problem : Rejecting Lincoln's Legacy -- 12. The New Economic Debate : Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- Epilogue : Government for the People : Lincoln's Unfinished Work
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780465028306
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022842
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905686102
  • (OCoLC)ocn905686102
  • 743821

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