Lincoln and His World

Lincoln and His World

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qJust as an archeologist can reassemble pot shards and draw inferences about the civilization that produced it, I've examined a mass of verbal chunks left by Lincoln and people around him. I've sorted jumbled piles of fragments, restored them, and pieced them together in a way that reveals the speakers' world.q --Richard Lawrence Miller, from the preface Quoting from eyewitness accounts, Richard Lawrence Miller allows Lincoln and his contemporaries to tell the story of this monumental American and bring a fascinating era of American history to life. The book covers Lincoln's birth through his first election to the Illinois legislature in 1834. Subsequent volumes will deal with Lincoln's life up to the White House years.Regarding farmersa#39; wives aquot;there was not one of them who did not gladly a#39;put on a platea#39; for Abe Lincoln when he appeared, or did ... 133 He was welcome there apparently even after gossip started saying that Elizabeth and Lincoln had begun a sexual relationship.134 Jack Armstronga#39;s wife, Hannah, ... During the repair job, Lincoln sent Anna#39;s sister Nancy over to Row Herndon a#39;s nearby cabin for a tool.

Title:Lincoln and His World
Author: Richard Lawrence Miller
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2006

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