By William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams, Robert P. Watson Lynn University; author of Affairs of State The Presidents' Wives and America's First Crisis, Danny Adkison, John Barr, Byron Daynes, David Demaree, Gordon Henderson, James Macdonald, David Mass,
Coming at the heels of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's start, Lincoln's Enduring Legacy deals hugely readable and available views on Lincoln at 2 hundred when it comes to his impression on nice leaders and thinkers and his position in American heritage. The publication explores how Lincoln's phrases and deeds have encouraged the pursuit of justice and freedom and the perform of democracy within the century and a part for the reason that he ruled. Lincoln, as an abolitionist, the architect of Reconstruction, an avowed Unionist, a wordsmith and rhetorician, his age's most advantageous prophet for democracy, and America's maximum president continues to be an iconic snapshot in American memory.
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Lincoln argued in the fragments that the “legitimate object of government” is to do for the people of a 36 David A. ” 33 Indeed, the fragments may reflect a prior reading of On Liberty and, therefore, a date of composition of 1859 or later. The following passage from Mill is remarkably close to the Lincoln passage just quoted: In many cases, though individuals may not do the particular thing so well, on the average, as the officers of the government, it is desirable that it should be done by them, rather than by the government, as a means to their own mental education.
Burlingame re- Mill and Lincoln on Liberty 33 marks that Lincoln worked as “a butcher, ferry operator, riverman, store clerk, farmhand, wood chopper, distiller, and sawyer,” for meager wages. Moreover, all earnings, by law, went to his father because Lincoln was not yet twenty-one. ” 11 How Lincoln perceived his quasi-slavery is best shown by the way in which he characterized the hardest part of it—hog-butchering. ” 12 His development led him gradually out of this realm of the “made-to-do” and into that of the “let-me-do”—away from manual labor for others to free intellectual labor in the law and politics, which occurred at his own direction.
The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now (New York: The Library of America, 2009), 386. 6. Stakelberg, 1909, 1. 7. , 2. 8. htm. 9. James C. , The Rating Game in American Politics (New York: Irving Publishers, 1987), 332. 10. Stakelberg, 1909, 2. 11. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (New York: Modern Library, 2005), 1383 (originally published 1865–1869); Stakelberg, 1909, 2. 12. Robert Murray and Tim Blessing, Greatness in the White House (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1988), 39.
Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment by William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams, Robert P. Watson Lynn University; author of Affairs of State The Presidents' Wives and America's First Crisis, Danny Adkison, John Barr, Byron Daynes, David Demaree, Gordon Henderson, James Macdonald, David Mass,