Everything you need to understand or teach The Fiery Trial by Eric Foner.
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery is a nonfiction book by writer Eric Foner. In this book, Foner examines Lincoln's thoughts and attitudes toward slavery from early in his life up to the moment he signed the Emancipation Proclamation and beyond. While this book is not a biography, it takes a close look at Lincoln's career, specifically at his public life and the speeches he made concerning slavery throughout his career. The Fiery Trial is an interesting look at Lincoln's personal views and the difficult political position he found himself in as president during the Civil War.
This book takes a close look at the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and slavery. The author begins with Lincoln's early life, examining his home life and his home states and discusses how slavery was viewed in these states and how it most likely impacted Lincoln's views on slavery later...
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Lesson Plans contain 144 pages of teaching material, including: