When Lincoln Came to Egypt

When Lincoln Came to Egypt

by George W. Smith, Daniel W Stowell

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Overview

In When Lincoln Came to Egypt, George W. Smith provides a detailed record of Abraham Lincoln’s travel in the southernmost region of Illinois, commonly referred to as Egypt. These visits began in 1830, before Lincoln had held public office, and continued through 1858, when he debated Stephen A. Douglas in Jonesboro and Alton as they ran against each other for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Lincoln found in the southern third of Illinois a political climate very different from that of central Illinois, where his career had begun. Lincoln’s trips to Egypt thus broadened his experience and understanding of the state as well as the nation. Smith discusses the origins of the people of the region and Lincoln’s early public life and provides historical and political background for his detailed discussion of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The culmination of fifty years of extensive research, When Lincoln Came to Egypt provides a glimpse into an often overlooked part of Lincoln’s development as a politician.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809335534
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Series: Shawnee Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

George Washington Smith served on the faculty of the History Department at Southern Illinois University from 1890 to 1935 and was a professor emeritus from 1935 until his death in 1945.

Paul M. Angle (introduction author), former director of the Chicago Historical Society, librarian of the Illinois Historical Library, and Illinois state historian, was a Lincoln expert and authored a number of books including Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness. He died in 1975.
 
Daniel Stowell (foreword author) is the director (and editor) of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln and senior editor of The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He also serves as the director of the Center for Digital Initiatives at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Florida and is the author, coauthor, or editor of six books, including In Tender Consideration: Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois.
 

Table of Contents

Cover Frontispiece Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents List of Illustrations Foreword by Daniel W. Stowell Introduction Author's Preface Those Who Have Helped WHENCE CAME THE EGYPTIANS LINCOLN IN PUBLIC LIFE THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA BILL RISE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY KANSAS-SLAVE OR FREE DOUGLAS TRIUMPHANT TWO GREAT LEADERS THIS SECTION CALLED EGYPT LINCOLN'S FRIENDS IN EGYPT LINCOLN IN EGYPT SOME TRADITIONS THE BA TILE BEGINS DOUGLAS EN ROUTE LINCOLN EN ROUTE AT THE DEBATE THE DEBATE: Douglas Opens LINCOLN REPLIES DOUGLAS CLOSES THE DEPARTURE A SHORT SAD CAREER A TRAGIC ENDING FAREWELL AT SPRINGFIELD INDEX-PERSONS AND PLACES Shawnee Classics: A Series of Classic Regional Reprints for the Midwest Back Cover

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