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Abraham Lincoln
Kanefield, Teri, 1960- author.
Publication Information:
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2018]

Physical Description:
234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln, tells of one of our most beloved presidents. Born in a cabin deep in the backwoods of Kentucky, growing up in a family considered "the poorest of the poor," Lincoln rose to become the sixteenth president of the United States. As president, he guided the United States through the Civil War, helped end slavery in America, and strengthened the federal government. Unlike other biographies, the Making of America series goes beyond individual narratives linking influential figures to create an overarching story of America's growth. The first three books in the series, read together, tell the story of American constitutional history from the founding of the nation through the end of the Civil War. The stories can also be read on their own and are the perfect way to get young readers excited about American history. The book includes selections of Lincoln's writing, a bibliography, and an index."--
Prologue: "Now, by God, I'll put him through" -- A boy on the frontier -- A strange and penniless boy -- Entering politics -- A lawyer -- Mary Todd -- A practical statesman -- Congressman Lincoln -- Reentering politics -- The birth of the Republican Party -- President Lincoln -- The Emancipation Proclamation -- A new birth of freedom -- Afterward -- Legacy.
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