Not surprisingly, the news was especially difficult for his family and in particular, his daughter, Fanny.
Her dramatic expression of grief caused a series of letters to be written as an effort to assuage her sadness, culminating with Abraham Lincoln's famous consolation. What does Lincoln's letter to Fanny reveal about the president's character?
Is this letter from Abraham Lincoln important? Why or why not?
Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Edited by the author of The Age of Lincoln ( ), this The Essential Lincoln: Speeches and Correspondence Kindle Edition. by Orville Vernon Burton (Editor). The Essential Lincoln: Speeches and Correspondence [Orville Vernon Burton] on rapyzure.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eloquent, humble, and.
Because of the amount of material available for this module, it is suggested to split up the class into 6 or 7 small groups. Each small group would be tasked with looking at one of the letters in the correspondence in addition to Lincoln's letter.
Bring the groups back together and have them give a short oral presentation on their letter. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Edition: 1st.
Edition - 1st. Eloquent, humble, and shrewd, Abraham Lincoln was one of America's greatest presidents, and The Essential Lincoln brings together his most defining speeches, public and private correspondence, and personal notations in one slim, handsome volume.
Lincoln historian Orville Vernon Burton has culled the thousands of pages of the complete works of Lincoln for the most compelling and revealing pieces. Many are presented unabridged, including Lincoln's speech at Cooper Union in February ; his August letter to Horace Greeley; the Gettysburg Address; and his second inaugural address.
Others have been skillfully edited down to reveal the essence of Lincoln's beliefs and aspirations, including two of his decisive debates with Stephen A. Douglas, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his first inaugural address. From his earliest writings as a loquacious twenty-three-year-old in New Salem to his last public address from the White House balcony, these original documents give life to Lincoln's deeply rooted beliefs: his unflagging dedication to a united America, his reverence for the rule of law, his feelings on slavery and each human being's inalienable natural rights, his boundless commitment to mankind's innate intelligence and morality.
What emerges is a portrait of a stunning American and a compelling historical icon, one who represents the highest ideals we have for our country and for ourselves. This collection is quite simply The Essential Lincoln.
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