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Brought forth on this continent : Abraham Lincoln and American immigration  Cover Image Book Book

Brought forth on this continent : Abraham Lincoln and American immigration

Holzer, Harold (author.).

Summary: "From acclaimed Lincoln Prize winner Harold Holzer, a groundbreaking account of Abraham Lincoln's grappling with the politics of immigration against the backdrop of the Civil War. In the three decades before the Civil War, some ten million foreign-born people settled in the United States, forever altering the nation's demographics, culture, and -- perhaps most significantly -- voting patterns. America's newest residents fueled the national economy, but they also wrought enormous changes in the political landscape and exposed an ugly, at times violent, vein of nativist bigotry. Abraham Lincoln's ascent ran parallel to this turmoil; even Lincoln himself did not always rise above it. Tensions over immigration would split, and ultimately destroy, Lincoln's Whig Party years before the Civil War. Yet the war made clear just how important immigrants were, and how interwoven they had become in American society. Harold Holzer charts Lincoln's political career through the lens of immigration, from his role as a member of an increasingly nativist political party to his evolution into an immigration champion, a progression that would come at the same time as he refined his views on abolition and Black citizenship. As Holzer writes, "The Civil War could not have been won without Lincoln's leadership, but it could not have been fought without the immigrant soldiers who served and, by the tens of thousands, died that the 'nation might live.'" An utterly captivating and illuminating work, Brought Forth on This Continent assesses Lincoln's life and legacy in a wholly original way, unveiling remarkable similarities between the nineteenth century and the twenty-first."

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  • ISBN: 9780451489012
  • ISBN: 0451489012
  • ISBN: 9780451489029
  • Physical Description: 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-386) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: For the encouragement of immigration -- A world in miniature -- So much savage feeling -- No objection to fuse with any body -- Our equals in all things -- A vital part of freedom -- Teutonic expectants -- I fights mit Sigel -- God bless the Irish flag -- More of the quarrel -- This noble effort -- Scattered to the winds.
Subject: États-Unis Émigration et immigration Histoire 19e siècle
Emigration & Immigration
United States Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Presidents & Heads of State
Biography Autobiography
Immigrants United States History 19th century
United States Emigration and immigration History 19th century
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Political and social views
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Documents d'information.
Ouvrages illustrés.

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