How did Abraham Lincoln's agrarian background shape his worldview? In Lincoln, Land, and Labor the French scholar Olivier Fraysse traces Lincoln's problematic relationship with and ideas about the land and those who worked it, revealing Lincoln as an intelligent and ambitious man who in fact turned his back on his rural roots for a time in favor of the opportunities offered in law and politics. In revealing Lincoln's estrangement from the rural masses and analyzing his perception of the differences between free and slave ...

Lincoln, Land, and Labor, 1809-60 1994, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252019791

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