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The Resource Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty

Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty

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Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America
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Lincoln's greatest case
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the river, the bridge, and the making of America
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Brian McGinty
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eng
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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight
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Lincoln's greatest case
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It may seem unlikely that a single liability suit, the Effie Afton case, could help launch Abraham Lincoln's political career while determining the future of rail transportation in the U.S. However, in Lincoln's Greatest Case, legal historian Brian McGinty demonstrates how Lincoln's courtroom performance assured that trains would win over steamboats in the competition to dominate inland transportation. His intelligence, wit, and skill during the trial also helped convince political supporters that he could be a successful campaigner. This detailed and intriguing account illuminates a critical moment in transportation history and a pivotal event in Lincoln's ascent to the presidency. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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10395925
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DLC
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346.7303/22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF223.H856
LC item number
M34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the river, the bridge, and the making of America
Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty
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Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-247) and index
Contents
A great highway of nature -- No other improvement -- His peculiar ambition -- The first bridge over the first river -- A collision of interests -- The suit is filed -- Preparing the ground -- A very serious obstruction -- A chorus of protests -- The bridge itself on the stand -- A virtual triumph -- The bridge stands -- The great and durable question -- History's verdict
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871407849
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014036938
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illustrations, maps, portraits

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