HOLZER, Harold. Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America. 240p. appendix. bibliog. chron. notes. photos. Newmarket. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-226509-8.
Gr 5 Up–In 14 well-crafted, concise, fact-filled chapters, Holzer offers a biography of the 16th president and narrates the story of passage of the 13th amendment in January 1865, which brought an end to slavery in the United States. Illustrated with historical photographs, the text is filled with quotes from Lincoln’s speeches, letters, and other documents, making it a valuable resource for students who can read, and ponder, the actual words of the president. The author depicts Lincoln as the ultimate politician and statesman, who devoted all his strength and skills to the passage of the amendment, and describes his personal journey from a man who hated slavery to one who sought its ultimate abolition. This volume is a companion to the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln and will appeal to readers of all ages. An essential addition to all collections.–Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
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