The Address was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, and that would also create a unified nation in which states' rights were no longer dominant.
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McCurdy creates powerful, large-scale black-and-white illustrations like those in his Giants in the Land to match Abraham Lincoln's classic speech in this handsome volume. On oversize pages, scenes ofSep 04 1995 | Read Full Review of The Gettysburg Address
When Abraham Lincoln rose to address the 15,000 people gathered to witness the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on 19 November 1863, four months after the American civil war's bloodiest battle, it was not expected to be a keynote speech.Sep 05 2009 | Read Full Review of The Gettysburg Address
His subject is that most hackneyed of texts, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.| Read Full Review of The Gettysburg Address
He even channeled Lincoln’s ironic statement that “People will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown…his Gettysburg address… — david maraniss (@davidmaraniss) December 17,...Dec 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Gettysburg Address
In his book, Lincoln's Quest for Equality, Carl Wieck argues that Theodore Parker, an important antebellum abolitionist minister, "exerted pivotal but almost unperceived influence on Lincoln's thought and moral development .| Read Full Review of The Gettysburg Address
Scholars of American public address and rhetorical history will find Carl Wieck's Lincoln's Quest for Equality an especially intriguing treatise because it challenges conventional historical wisdom on how much Lincoln may have been influenced by radical abolitionist thought.| Read Full Review of The Gettysburg Address
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