Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Prologue

• A brief history of the Civil War is recounted.

• Author discusses mistakes made by both sides.
• Edward Everett and Abraham Lincoln are set to speak at Gettysburg.

• Gettysburg is littered with thousands of dead bodies.

• A cemetery dedication ceremony is planned.
• The author dismisses several myths regarding Lincoln's participation in the ceremony.

• Lincoln's Gettysburg address would go on to become one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Chapter 1

• Author reviews Greek influence on the times.
• Author discusses Everett's background.
• Lincoln's address is compared to Greek style.

• Parts of Greek speech and oratory styles are discussed.

Chapter 2

• Author discusses "Culture of Death".

• Author discusses connections with the dead using séances, etc.
• Transcendentalism is explained.

• Wills refers to psychobiographers.
• Lincoln's depression is reviewed.

• Lincoln's views on Founding Fathers are examined.

Chapter 3

• Lincoln was very careful about the subjects discussed in the Gettysburg Address.
• The author discusses...

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