Lincoln in 1944

Schlesinger, Arthur M.
February 1944
New Republic;2/14/44, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p207
Focuses on the significance of ideals of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in context of the World War II. Assertion that problems of statecraft and social policy which confronted him were timeless in character; Description of Lincoln as simple and unpretentious, deeply humane and patient with those who differed with him; Appraisal of efforts of Lincoln for solving problems of racial discrimination and issue of Southern States; Solutions to the present crisis be drawn from his ideals; Quotes from his speech while counseling his fellow countrymen in the final months of the Civil War.


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