An Ethical Biography
Miller, William LeePublisher: Vintage, USA
Year Published: 2002
Pages: 515pp ISBN: 0-375-70173-7
Library of Congress Number: E457.2.M643 2002 Dewey: 973.7'092--dc21
Resource Type: Book
Miller traces the moral development of Abraham Lincoln.
Table of Contents
Preface - The Moral Preparations of a Great Politician
Chapter One - Who Is This Fellow? He Is Smarter Than He Looks
One - A startling Disparity
Two - Moral Reasoning
Three - Disregarding Legends
Four - Destiny Obscure?
Chapter Two - Noble Rage
One - Young Lincoln's Great Rejections
Two - The Lofeline of Print
Chapter Three - He Will Be Good - But God Knows When
One - Poor Man, Free Man, Free Moral Agent
Two - He Studied with No One
Three - Tom Lincoln and His Boy
Four - The Awkward Age of Goodness
Five - A Name That Fills All the Nation and Is not Unknown Even in Foreign Lands
Chapter Four - I Want in All Cases to Do Right
One - Humor in His Composition
Two - Not a Rebel, Not a Revolutionary
Three - The Gem of His Character
Four - Be Emulous to Excel
Five - Something More Than Common
Six - No More Scoffing
Seven - A Poetry in His Nature
Eight - Self-Improver
Chapter Five - Was This Man a Politician?
One - Worthy of Their Esteem
Two - A Political Career
Three - A Free People Divide into Parties
Four - The Party of National Improvement
Chapter Six - Rising Public Man
One - Why This Vote?
Two - Don't Shoot Editors
Three - Hail, Fall of Fury
Four - They Are as We Would Be
Five - The Three Whigs from the Seventh, or, Honorable Maneuvering
Chapter Seven - Another President, Another War
One - Spotty Lincoln
Two - Politically Suicidal Nonprinciple?
Three - Letters Home
Four - Speech Notes
Chapter Eight - Politics and Morals
One - The Congressman as Moralist (and Political Operative)
Two - The Congressman as Political Operative (and Moralist)
Three - The Same Hatred of Slavery
Four - Shall These Things Be?
Five - The Vocation of a Politician
Chapter Nine - Thunderstruck in Illinois
One - The Senate Acts and Lincoln Decides
Two -Fugitives, the Law, and the Principle
Three - No Man Is Good Enough to Govern Another Man
Four - Lincoln Reads Douglas's Opponents
Chapter Ten - I Shall Try to Show That It Is Wrong
One - Monstrous Injustice
Two - Just What We Would Be in Their Situation
Three - "Sacred" Self-Government?
Four - Men Are Not Angels but They Have a Sense of Justice
Five - The Spirit of '76
Six - What Was He Doing?
Chapter Eleven - Our Duty as We Understand It
One - If Slavery Is Not Wrong, Nothing Is Wrong
Two - How to Make a Strong Moral Argument Without Being Moralistic
Chapter Twelve - The Worthy Work of Party-Building
One - A Point Merely Personal to Myself
Two - Following His Own Advice
Chapter Thirteen - Not so much Greater than the Rest of Us
Chapter Fourteen - Lincoln's Defense of our Common Humanity
One - Douglas's Assault on Lincoln's Egalitarianism
Two - The Modern Assault on Lincoln's "White Supremacy"
Three - On Lncoln's Moral Composition
Four - Lincoln Attacks the Imbruting of Black America
Chapter Fifteen - Such an Impression
One - Mental Culture in New York
Two - The Hugeness of Slavery
Three - How Did This Man Ever Become President?
Four - The Candidate of Moral Argument
Five - Lincoln for President
Chapter Sixteen - The Man with the Blue Umbrella
One - A Very Poor Hater
Two - The Great Reaper Case
Three - The President Appoints a Secretary of War
Chapter Seventeen - Let Grass Grow where it may
One - Once a Friend and Still Not an Enemy
Two - Here I Stand
Three - The Union Is Unbroken
One - Reflections on Two War Presidents
Two - The Election of 1860 "Thrown Into the House"
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