With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln - Part One, Rivers of Time Summary & Analysis

Stephen B. Oates
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Part One, Rivers of Time Summary and Analysis

The biography follow Abraham Lincoln's life from his humble beginnings to his Presidency. Having served in one of the most trying times in American history, Lincoln preserved the Union during the horrors of the Civil War, orchestrating battles and preparing the country for Emancipation. Section one examines Lincoln's youth, and how rustic young Abraham grows into the 16th President of the United States. During his candidacy, he was encouraged to write an autobiography so the voters could learn more about him. In it, Lincoln refers to his childhood self as "A": born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Kentucky, he lived the life of a frontier child with little education. His father, Thomas Lincoln, descended from a long line of Lincolns, originally Quakers, who migrated from England to Massachusetts in 1637. His mother...

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