The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Topics for Discussion

Eric Foner
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Who is Abraham Lincoln? What does it matter what his opinions of slavery were? Why does the author examine Lincoln's opinions on slavery so closely? What opinions did Lincoln appear to have? Where did these opinions come from? Who were some of the most influential people in Lincoln's life? How did these people influence Lincoln?

Where is Kentucky? What were the slave laws there when Lincoln was born? Why did Lincoln's family live there? Why did they move away? How did this move impact young Lincoln? To where did they move? What were the slave laws in this new state? How did these slave laws impact the citizens of the state? How did they impact young Lincoln?

Who is Mary Tood? Where was her family from? How did the Todd family view slavery? How did Lincoln feel about their views? How did they impact Lincoln? Why does...

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