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Lincoln and the American manifesto

Author / Creator
Jayne, Allen
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Discusses the moral principles that influenced Abraham Lincoln and his use of the Declaration of Independence as the basis for his abolition of slavery, and the reasons behind Jefferson's use of de...

Discusses the moral principles that influenced Abraham Lincoln and his use of the Declaration of Independence as the basis for his abolition of slavery, and the reasons behind Jefferson's use of deism instead of Christianity as the force behind the document.

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Creator
Allen Jayne
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007
Physical Details
  • 392 pages ; 24 cm
ISBNs
9781591025023, 1591025028
OCLC
ocm77494484

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-380) and index.

  • Jefferson, Deism, and the Declaration of Independence -- Lincoln, Deism, and the Declaration of Independence -- Moral-sense theory in Jefferson and Lincoln -- The declaration's advocate -- The Gettysburg Address -- The second inaugural address -- Appendix 1 : The Declaration of Independence -- Appendix 2 : Lincoln's first inaugural address -- Appendix 3 : The Gettysburg Address -- Appendix 4 : Lincoln's second inaugural address
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