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Jayne, Allen
In this compelling study of the moral principles that most influenced the thinking of Abraham Lincoln, historian Allen Jayne argues persuasively that Lincoln regarded the Declaration of Independence, above all other documents, as the most important embodiment of American principles. This "American manifesto", as Jayne calls it, with its eloquent expression of the ideals of individual liberty and government created to protect and preserve that liberty, was the script that Lincoln followed in his struggle to preserve the Union and extend individual liberties to African Americans. Moreover, Jayne demonstrates that Lincoln's philosophy was rooted, not in a Bible-based evangelical Christian perspective, but in the European Enlightenment and deism, which so profoundly influenced the thinking of Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers. Jayne begins with a chapter devoted to the influence of deism on Jefferson's formulation of the Declaration of Independence. Next, he discusses Lincoln's adoption of the deistic perspective and the crucial role that the Declaration played in his thoughts and actions. He also considers Lincoln's moral sense, based on deism's tolerance of different belief systems and universal moral idealism. Finally, he describes Lincoln's role as chief advocate for the Declaration's principles and how the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address reflect this underlying philosophy. This insightful look into the thinking of one of our nation's greatest presidents during a time of crisis is highly relevant in today's climate of religious extremism and debates over the balance between individual liberty and national security. 392pp.
Prometheus Books, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591025023
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Inventory #19139
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Gilmore, James R.
This is the sequel to "The Rear-Guard of the Revolution", published in 1886 under Gilmore's pseudonym, Edmund Kirke. In the first volume, Gilmore traced the career of John Sevier (1745-1815) the popular Tennessee frontiersman, land speculator, and politician, from his arrival in the Tennessee country in the early 1770s until the end of the American Revolution. In this volume, originally published in 1887, Gilmore continues the chronicle of Sevier's life from 1783 until his death near Fort Decatur, Alabama. 321pp. N.B. Small mark to front board.
The Overmountain Press, 1997, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1570720592
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Inventory #27557
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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McLean, Gavin
Thinking of writing a history? Or commissioning one? Local historians, church and institutional historians, genealogists, thesis-writers, and the people who commission them will welcome "How To Do Local History". It is a brief and lively introduction to historical research, writing and publishing by a leading historian. This book explains how to use books and archives, and is full of practical tips on 'reading' the landscape, on oral history and on using illustrations effectively. The last chapter takes historians and their clients through the intricacies of internet and conventional publishing, using case studies of real books to explain terminology, scheduling, design, costing and selling. Although written for a New Zealand audience, readers in other countries will also find it useful. 96pp.
University of Otago Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1877372412
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Inventory #17113
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Cawthorne, Nigel
Slight fading to d/j front cover.96pp.
Hamlyn, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0600597105
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Inventory #21293
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Kessell,John L.
This book, originally published in 1989 and long unavailable, is reissued in conjunction with the completed multi-volume translation of the official correspondence of don Diego De Vargas, late seventeenth-century governor and re-coloniser of New Mexico. These personal letters not only illuminate their author but the history of New Mexico as don Diego experienced it. Like the Journals of don Diego de Vargas, this volume reflects years of document collection, translation, and annotation by the Vargas Project directed by John L Kessell. Slight dent to right hand edge front board.596pp.
University of New Mexico Press, 2002, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Third Printing. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0826311121
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Inventory #5643
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.22 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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