Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

A Life 1843-1849

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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A Win in Congress and a Battle Against Slavery (1843-1849) This chapter begins with Lincoln's fight for a seat in congress against two other Whig candidates. This part of his life is notably marked by domestic disturbances, many of which shaped people's idea of Lincoln, the man. Taking a pro-tariff stance in his campaign, he is elected to congress in 1846. We learn of his affinity to poetry, which he avidly read and wrote, and see the development of the "old Abe" archetype, which apparently stemmed from a casual nickname and stuck with him for the rest of his life. As a member of congress the Lincolns move to Washington, which at the time could be described as a city dealing with both "magnificence and squalor." Lincoln became very popular for his wit and humor. His time in congress is marked by a very strong anti-Mexican War sentiment and a denunciation of President Polk, for which he was criticized. He battles for the Whig Party opinion that slavery should not spread to free territories and should be abolished where it exists.
Publisher: [United States] :, Gildan Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781596594241
1596594241
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording, rda
Additional Contributors: Pratt, Sean - Narrator
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