By Harold Holzer, Norton Garfinkle

In A simply and beneficiant Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the famous economist Norton Garfinkle current a groundbreaking new account of the ideals that encouraged our 16th president to visit conflict while the Southern states seceded from the Union. instead of a dedication to removing slavery or a security of the Union, they argue, Lincoln’s tenet used to be the security of equivalent financial opportunity.

Lincoln firmly believed that the government’s basic function was once to make sure that all americans had the chance to raised their station in existence. As president, he labored tirelessly to enshrine this excellent in the federal govt. He funded railroads and canals, supported schooling, and, most significantly, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which opened the door for former slaves to affix white american citizens in striving for self-improvement. In our personal age of exceptional inequality, A simply and beneficiant Nation reestablishes Lincoln’s legacy because the protector not only of private freedom yet of the yank dream itself.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity PDF

Similar american history books

John Glenn: America's Astronaut (Air&Space Smithsonian)

Overview

In February 1962, he grew to become the 1st American to orbit the Earth. for the reason that then John Herschel Glenn Jr. has stood within the well known mind's eye as a quintessentially American hero.

In John Glenn: America's Astronaut, a different version publication that includes forty five beautiful pictures, Chaikin explores Glenn's route to greatness. John Glenn gains new info on Glenn's choice as an astronaut in 1959, infrequently visible photos of Glenn in orbit and from the loo Glenn records at Ohio kingdom collage, in addition to new, touching reminiscenes of Glenn's 1998 go back to house from his area go back and forth crewmates.

Glenn is the embodiment of the historical past of human spaceflight and the indefatigable American spirit, and John Glenn: America's Astronaut is his remarkable story.

About the Author

Space journalist Andrew Chaikin is the writer of “A guy at the Moon,” “A ardour for Mars,” and different books on area exploration. He has written for Air & Space/Smithsonian and diverse different guides, and has been an consultant to NASA on area coverage and public communications. He lives in Vermont.

George W. Bush

The arguable president whose time in place of work used to be outlined via the September eleven assaults and the conflict on terror

George W. Bush stirred robust emotions on each side of the aisle. Republicans seen him as a resolute chief who guided the United States in the course of the September eleven assaults and retaliated in Afghanistan and Iraq, whereas Democrats observed him as an overmatched president who led the United States into inconclusive wars that sapped the nation's assets and lowered its stature. whilst Bush left workplace amid a transforming into monetary challenge, either events have been desirous to stream on.

In this evaluate of the nation's forty-third president, James Mann sheds gentle on why George W. Bush made the choices that formed his presidency, what went improper, and the way the interior debates and fissures inside his management performed out in the sort of charged surroundings. He exhibits how and why Bush turned the sort of polarizing determine in either household and international affairs, and he examines the origins and enduring effect of Bush's such a lot consequential actions—including Iraq, the tax cuts, and the battle on terror. during this manner, Mann issues tips on how to a extra whole realizing of George W. Bush and his occasions.

Missions of Los Angeles (Images of America)

After developing the cost of San Francisco, visionary challenge president Fr. Junipero Serra journeyed south to came upon challenge San Juan Capistrano, Alta California's 7th, on November 1, 1776. by way of order of King Carlos III of Spain, El Pueblo de l. a. Reina de los Ángeles (the city of Our girl the Queen of the Angels) was once based on September four, 1781, following the advice of the 1st California governor, Felipe de Neve.

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

The fight for racial equality within the North has been a footnote in so much books approximately civil rights in the US. Now this enormous new paintings from essentially the most significant historians of his new release units the list immediately. candy Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to ny, and of ways the serious northern fight differed from and used to be encouraged through the struggle down South.

Additional info for A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity

Sample text

41 Above the crested archway of the church facade stands a cement cross directly above the entry doors. The view from the mission rooftop looking west reveals the open landscape of the San Luis Rey River Valley and the mission property, which once covered a 15-mile radius to the sea’s edge. At the top of the campanile, the view shows the eastern church dome over a copper-sheathed octagonal cupola and lantern. The lantern holds 144 panes of glass and allows light within the church’s interior. The massive church transepts extend on each side in a cruciform shape, adding extra room for attendees.

He returned to Santa Barbara in 1912, and Fr. Peter Wallischeck continued his efforts. Retrofitting required rebuilding the church roof during 2013 for earthquake safety. ) 40 A rare photograph shows the church rededication of May 13, 1893. Fr. Joseph Jeremiah O’Keefe had been directed to set up the Franciscan missionary college in Oceanside at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, and he continued over 19 years to oversee much of the early restoration. ) A conference of novitiates is held in 1900 at the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.

Antonio Peyri was no longer able to keep discipline at the mission, and one night he left with two aspiring neophytes, Pablo Tac and Agapito Amamix, to San Diego, where the ship Pocahontas had been waiting. His departure was so grieved that the remaining mission Indians followed him the next day by swimming towards the departing galleon as it left the port. ) 44 Mission San Luis de Francia honors King Louis IX of France, an affiliate of the Franciscan Order who lived between 1215 and 1270. The mission was abandoned between 1865 and 1892, then rededicated in 1893, and is historically the largest California mission.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 10 votes