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Abraham Lincoln: A History - Volume 2

John Hay and John G. Nicolay

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Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who were his personal secretaries during the American Civil War. Volume 2 chronicles Lincoln's life from 1856-1860

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. . .on, such was his political boldness, and such had been his skill and success in sophistry, that he undertook even this hopeless effort. Douglas, therefore, made a speech at Springfield, Illinois, on the 12th of June, 1857, in which he broadly and fully indorsed and commended the opinion of Chief-Justice Taney and his concurring associates, declaring that "Their judicial decisions will stand in all future time, a proud monument to their greatness, the admiration of the good and wise, and a rebuke to the partisans of faction and lawless violence. If unfortunately any considerable portion of the people of the United States shall so far forget their obligations to society as to allow the partisan leaders to array them in violent resistance to the final decision of the highest judicial tribunal on earth, it will become the duty of all the friends of order and constitutional government, without reference to past political differences, to organize themselves and marshal their forces under the. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book continues the amazing story of Lincoln’s election and the conspiracy of disunion and the treachery of political leaders in the South, in the Buchanan administration, and in the Democrat party as a whole. The applications to our contemporary situation is startling. Can’t wait to start Volum

The last few chapters is an excellent look at the Buchanan administration in the months leading up to secession.