In the American Grain - Study Guide Abraham Lincoln Summary & Analysis

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Abraham Lincoln Summary

In this last essay of the book, Williams compresses the most significant and remarkable details of the end of the colonial period by discussing and describing Lincoln. He brings in an analogy that compares Lincoln to an orchestral conductor, then offers a characterization of Lincoln as the leader who campaigned on foot, taking with him a borrowed baby; as the leader who forgave the sentry who fell asleep while on duty, as a woman, a mother, and as a man, the father. Williams closes the essay and the book with a final comparison that holds Lincoln as the "climax" of the "age-old torture" of the New World, writing in his last line, "It was the end of THAT period."

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