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Abraham Lincolns Convention: Chicago 1860 Kenneth D Ackerman

Abraham Lincolns Convention: Chicago 1860

Kenneth D Ackerman

Published October 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781619450196
Paperback
154 pages
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Every president is shaped by his nominating convention. Lincolns in 1860 not only was one of the most important, but also the most exciting in America up to that point. In a three day, three-ballot carnival of music, fireworks, and politics drawingMoreEvery president is shaped by his nominating convention. Lincolns in 1860 not only was one of the most important, but also the most exciting in America up to that point. In a three day, three-ballot carnival of music, fireworks, and politics drawing some 40,000 people, Lincoln and his friends outwitted the leading celebrities of their party, capturing the prize with nerve, ambition, and brass tacks. They played the kind of hardball politics that usually made reformers cringe. Still, it gave us one of the best presidents in American History. In this History Short, we tell the story of Lincolns convention primarily through the eyes of newspaper writers - giving it the immediacy and excitement of the moment, with annotations, background, and updated formatting.