The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the career of author Eric Foner and the publication of "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery". What awards has the book earned? How has it been received by critics and the public?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the origins of slavery in the United States. Where in the early nation did slavery flourish and expand? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the slavery laws of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois during Lincoln's childhood. How did the laws differ from the South to the North?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss Abraham Lincoln's early exposure to slavery and his impressions as a child and young man regarding the issue of slaves. When and where did Lincoln view slaves being bought and sold?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss Lincoln's tenure with the Illinois legislature. When and why did Lincoln enter politics?

Essay Topic 6

Describe and discuss the different abolitionist movements of the early 1800s. How...

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