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Abraham Lincoln's World: How Riverboats, Railroads, and Republicans Transformed America

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A unique look at the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century
Abraham Lincoln's World describes not only important new developments during Lincoln's life-time, but also relates them — and other key events— to the appropriate historical and geographical context. There are chapters devoted to Missouri, California, Kansas, Texas and the deep south, and to Il
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 12th 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic
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David Kent
Apr 17, 2014 David Kent rated it really liked it
An extremely rich book in terms of the amount of information provided. The author, Thomas Crump, has written many books on history and clearly has done a lot of research. Much of the book is only peripherally about Abraham Lincoln; mainly it goes into depth on the changes in society during the early to mid-1850s that led to the Civil War...and led to the modernization of America after the Civil War. As the title suggests, Crump examines the impacts such transportation technology as river ...more
William Smith
Mar 18, 2010 William Smith rated it really liked it
A bit ploddy, and full of stats, but a very job of doing what he said his intent was: tell about the world of Abraham Lincoln from his birth to the Civil War. He really did this well, in terms of demographics, politics and the social environment. I got out of it what I hoped to. Guess that is a pretty good result. This is the very same time period as the lives of a set of my third great grandparents, whom I may wish to write about in the future. Crump provides a great reference to use, should I ...more
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Thomas Crump, born into a family of authors, published his first book in 1963. In the course of more than 40 years spent mainly as an academic, Thomas Crump has published many books. Since retirement in 1994 he has extended his range to write new books about history, science and medicine.
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