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Redeeming the Great Emancipator

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674286115

Publication Date: 02/12/2016


208 pages

4-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches

12 halftones

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[A] brief, hard-hitting, and clear-eyed book.—John Wilson, Christianity Today

Lincoln scholar Guelzo explores race in America as an element of Africanā€American history as affected by Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Declaration… A clear, concise look at one aspect of Lincoln, the man and the president.Kirkus Reviews

Guelzo’s exploration of Lincoln’s reputation is both accessible and thought provoking.Publishers Weekly

Guelzo delivers original and tautly argued insights into Lincoln’s antislavery thought and the feral persistence of American racism. No one who reads this superb, provocative book will be tempted to dismiss the depth or sincerity of Lincoln’s personal commitment to emancipation.—Fergus M. Bordewich, author of America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union

In this penetrating work, Guelzo recovers Lincoln’s reputation as the Great Emancipator and invites us to think anew about the legacies of slavery and freedom in America. The result is an important, timely meditation on issues that continue to haunt the nation.—Louis P. Masur, author of Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for Union

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