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Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President

Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President

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Holzer asks how Lincoln's long speech infused hundreds of thousands of newspaper readers with enthusiasm. The answer lies in large part with the nature of America's highly politicized culture of readers in the 1860s. But as Holzer makes clear, Lincoln conceived of the speech as part of an astute strategy to win his party's nomination. While his political wizardry will surprise few, readers will learn how it was combined with intellectual power and a fierce determination to clarify his moral convictions.

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