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Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit by Guy C. Fraker


throughout his twenty-three-yr felony occupation, Abraham Lincoln spent nearly as a lot time on the road as an attorney for the eighth Judicial Circuit as he did in his place of birth of Springfield, Illinois. yet so much historians gloss over the time and as an alternative have Lincoln emerge absolutely formed as a skillful politician in 1eight5eight. on this cutting edge extent, guy C. Fraker provides the first-ever have a look at of Lincoln’s skilled and personal home clear of home and demonstrates how the eighth Judicial Circuit and its other folks propelled Lincoln to the presidency. 

each and every spring and fall, Lincoln traveled to as many as fourteen county seats in the eighth Judicial Circuit to seem in consecutive courtroom periods over a ten- to twelve-week duration.  Fraker describes the people and counties that Lincoln encountered, discusses key circumstances Lincoln handled, and introduces the important pals he made, pals who in the end formed the team that accomplished Lincoln’s nomination strategy on the Chicago Republican convention in 1eight60 and won him the presidential nomination.  

As Fraker shows, the eighth Judicial Circuit provided the perfect setting for the growth and ascension of Lincoln.  a whole portrait of the sixteenth president is determined by an entire figuring out of his revel in on the circuit, and Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency provides that figuring out in addition to a recent important on the a lot-studied determine, therefore deepening our figuring out of the roots of his political affect and acumen.

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author: guy C. Frakerpublisher: Southern Illinois ..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: three52

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