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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Overview & Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Eric Foner
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 144 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.

Preface and Chapter 1 Abstract

* In the Preface, the author expresses his intention with this book to show the reader Lincoln's growing and changing opinions of slavery throughout his life.
* Chapter 1 shows that Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809; when Lincoln was seven, his family moved to southwestern Indiana, where he would live until he was twenty-one...

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