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Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction, Guelzo, Allen C.

Автор: Guelzo, Allen C.
Название:  Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction
Издательство: Oxford Academ
Классификация:
Биография и автобиография: Историческая, политическая и военная
История Америки

ISBN: 0195367804
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195367805
ISBN: 0-19-536780-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-19-536780-5
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 160 pages, 10 halfto
Вес: 0.124 кг.
Дата издания: 26/02/2009
Серия: Very short introductions
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: 10 halftones, 2 maps
Размер: 174 x 111 mm, 155 grams
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: Beneath the surface of the apparently untutored and deceptively frank Abraham Lincoln ran private tunnels of self-taught study, a restless philosophical curiosity, and a profound grasp of the fundamentals of democracy. Now, in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction, the award-winning Lincoln authority Allen C. Guelzo offers a penetrating look into the mind of one of our greatest presidents.

If Lincoln was famous for reading aloud from joke books, Guelzo shows that he also plunged deeply into the mainstream of nineteenth-century liberal democratic thought. Guelzo takes us on a wide-ranging exploration of seven problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy--equality, opportunity, the rule of law, slavery, freedom, and reconciliation. The book sets these problems and Lincolns responses against the larger world of American and trans-Atlantic liberal democracy in the 19th century, comparing Lincoln not just to Andrew Jackson or John Calhoun, but to British thinkers such as Richard Cobden, Jeremy Bentham, and John Bright, and to French observers Alexis de Tocqueville and Francois Guizot.

The Lincoln we meet here is an Enlightenment figure who struggled to create a common ground between a people focused on individual rights and a society eager to establish a certain moral, philosophical, and intellectual bedrock. Lincoln insisted that liberal democracy had a higher purpose, which was the realization of a morally right political order. But how to interject that sense of moral order into a system that values personal self-satisfaction--&quo ;the pursuit of happiness"--remains a fundamental dilemma even today.

Abraham Lincoln was a man who, according to his friend and biographer William Henry Herndon, "lived in the mind." Guelzo paints a marvelous portrait of this Lincoln--Lincoln the man of ideas--providing new insights into one of the giants of American history.

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North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Perdue Theda, Green Michael
Название: North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0195307542 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195307542
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: This book begins with the emergence of peoples in North America and traces their stories to the beginning of the early twenty-first century. The narrative rests on the premise that indigenous nations retain sovereign rights, and it explores the ways in which contests over those rights shaped their histories.

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The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Carrasco David
Название: The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0195379381 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195379389
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and warfare.

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Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Bull Anna
Название: Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0198726511 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198726517
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: This Very Short Introduction considers the history of Italy from the Risorgimento (the movement leading to Italian Unification in 1861) to the present. It also discusses Italy`s political system and style of government; economic modernisation; emigration, internal migration and immigration; and the modern Italian culture and lifestyle.

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Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Allen Robert C.
Название: Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0198706782 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198706786
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: The Industrial Revolution was one of the great, transforming events of world history. Robert C. Allen explains what happened during this period, and why. He asks why the revolution occured in Britain rather than other countries, and looks at the impact of changing technology and business organizations on contemporary social structures.

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American Women`s History: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Ware Susan
Название: American Women`s History: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199328331 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199328338
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraqi war, this Very Short Introduction chronicles the contributions that women have made to the American experience from a multicultural perspective that emphasizes how gender shapes women`s-and men`s-lives.

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American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Critchlow Donald
Название: American Political History: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199340056 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199340057
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: American Political History: A Very Short Introduction captures the richness of American political history, focusing primarily on national politics. The book explores the nature of the two-party system, key turning points in American political history and explains representative presidential and congressional elections. It also highlights the struggles to expand the electorate, critical social protest and third-party movements.

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American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Williams Heather Andrea
Название: American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199922683 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199922680
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: A concise history of slavery in America, including the daily life of American slaves, the laws that sought to legitimize white supremacy, the anti-slavery movement, and the abolition of slavery

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The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Allison Robert J.
Название: The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0190225068 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190225063
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Between 1760 and 1800, the people of the United States created a new nation, based on the idea that all people have the right to govern themselves. This Very Short Introduction recreates the experiences that led to the Revolution; the experience of war; and the post-war creation of a new political society.

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American West: a Very Short Introduction

Автор: Aron Stephen
Название: American West: a Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199858934 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199858934
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Familiar figures - missionaries, explorers, trappers, traders, prospectors, gunfighters, cowboys, and Indians - appear in these pages. So do renowned individuals such as Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Wayne. But their stories contribute to a history of the American West that is longer, larger, and more complicated than we were once told.

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Beats: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Sterritt David
Название: Beats: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199796777 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199796779
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: This book offers a concise overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beat Generation, explaining how their drastic visions and radical styles challenged postwar America`s dominant values in ways that can still be felt in literature, cinema, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

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The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Bernstein Richard B., Bernstein R. B.
Название: The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0190273518 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190273514
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: This concise and elegant contribution to the Very Short Introduction series reintroduces the history that shaped the founding fathers, the history that they made, and what history has made of them.

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The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Troy, Gil
Название: The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0195317106 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195317107
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: This compact volume identifies and tackles some of the controversies and historical mysteries that continue to swirl around Reagan and his legacy, while providing an illuminating look at some of the era`s defining personalities, ideas, and accomplishments.

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