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

Eric Foner
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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?

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

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

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?

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

Describe and discuss the different abolitionist movements of the early 1800s. How did these movements differ in their philosophies of dealing with the emancipated...

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