Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography

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NOTES

In the notes that follow, I have indicated the sources only for quotations in the text. In addition to my own research, I have also had many occasions to consult the two best modern biographies of Abraham Lincoln: Benjamin Thomas, Abraham Lincoln: A Biography (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952), and David Herbert Donald, Lincoln (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995). Also of particular importance have been Mark E. Neely, Jr., The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982), and Earl Schenck Miers, ed., Lincoln Day by Day, 3 vols. (Washington: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1960).


Preface

ix “shut-mouthed man”: Herndon's Lincoln, xxxix.

ix “or Expect to see”: David Davis HI, 348.

ix “inclined to silence”: CW, v. 4, p. 209.

ix “speak of any relative”: Leonard Swett, HI, 159.

ix “as I should of had”: George Spears, HI, 393.

x “ends he had in view”: Horace White, The Life of Lyman Trumbull (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913), 427.

x “cheat posterity”: Herndon's Lincoln, 353.

xi “this place”: Michael Burlingame, ed., Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1998), 202.


Chapter 1: A Son of the Frontier

1 “farm work”: CW, v. 3, pp. 511–12.

1 “simple annals of the poor”: John Scripps, HI, 57.

1 “open a farm”: CW, v. 3, p. 511.

1 “wandering laboring boy”: CW, v.4, p.61.

2 “a tinker”: Nathaniel Grigsby, HI, 113.

2 “bunglingly sign his own name”: CW, v. 4, p.61.

2 “short periods”: ibid.

3 “naturally anti-slavery”: CW, v. 7, p. 281.

3 “a wild region”: CW, v. 3, p. 511.

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  • Preface ix
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  • Chapter 1 - A Son of the Frontier 1
  • Chapter 2 - Thwarted Ambition 25
  • Chapter 3 - Rise to Power 49
  • Chapter 4 - A People's Contest 72
  • Chapter 5 - From Limited War to Revolution 99
  • Chapter 6 - Midstream 126
  • Chapter 7 - To Finish the Task 151
  • Chapter 8 - With Malice toward None 177
  • Chronology of Abraham Lincoln 204
  • List of Abbreviations 209
  • Notes 211
  • Bibliographical Essay 228
  • Index 233
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