Lincoln Unbound: 2of2: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream--and How We Can Do It AgainHardcover – June 11, 2013

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Title: Abraham Lincoln and the downfall of American slavery
Year: 1914 (1910s)
AuthorsBrooks, Noah, 1830-1903
SubjectsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Presidents Slaves Slavery
PublisherNew York : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Contributing LibraryLincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing SponsorState of Indiana through the Indiana State Library

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Years afterward, when her hus-band had become President, she did not fail to remindhim that her advice, when he was wavering, had restrainedhim from throwing himself away on a distant terri-torial governorship. The bait held out to Lincoln atthat time was that Oregon would soon come into theUnion as a State and that he could probably return asa United States Senator. This glittering prospect madehim pause until his wifes opposition determined him. Itis a curious coincidence that, when Lincoln was President,Edward D. Baker, who was Lincolns friend and his suc-cessor in Congress, went to Oregon from California andwas elected United States Senator from that State. During Lincolns term in Congress, lasting from Decem-ber, 1847, to March, 1849, ne retained his home in Spring-field, his wife being in Washington with him only on briefvisits. Their eldest son, Robert Todd, was born August1, 1843; the second, Edward Baker, was born March 10,1846; the third? William Wallace, December 21, 1850;
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LINCOLNS SONS. 117 and the fourth, Thomas, April 4, 1853. Of these, thesecond died in infancy ; the third died while his father wasPresident ; the fourth survived his father, dying at the ageof nineteen. The eldest, Robert, Secretary of War underGarfield and under Arthur, is the sole survivor of thefamily. When Lincoln returned to Springfield fromCongress, he found his law practice fallen away, so that,to use his own expression, he had to begin all over again.But he had gained reputation during his congressionalterm, and he rebuilt his practice with ready skill and un-tiring industry. He had bought a house and lot inSpringfield, and there established himself and his familyunder a roof of his own, which he was never to leave untilhe left it for the last time, when he went to take up hisresidence in the White House at Washington. We aretold that it was a pleasant and sunny home where loveand order reigned. In the society of his children Lincolntook great delight. It cannot be said that


Lincoln Unbound: 2of2: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream--and How We Can Do It AgainHardcover – June 11, 2013


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Lincoln Unbound is a thoughtful mix of history and politics from Rich Lowry, the New York Times bestselling author and editor of National Review, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s ambitious climb from provincial upstart to political powerhouse.

Revered across the political spectrum, President Lincoln believed in a small but active government in a nation defined by aspiration. He embraced the market and the amazing transportation and communications revolutions beginning to take hold. He helped give birth to the modern industrial economy.

Abraham Lincoln’s vision of an upwardly mobile society that rewards and supports individual striving was wondrously realized. Now, it is under threat. To meet these challenges, conservative columnist Rich Lowry draws us back to the lessons of Lincoln. It is imperative, he argues, to preserve a fluid economy that makes it possible for individuals to thrive and live the American dream