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Visits with Lincoln: Abolitionists Meet the President at the White House

Visits with Lincoln: Abolitionists Meet the President at the White House

by Barbara A. White
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Visits with Lincoln provides a balanced discussion of ten abolitionists, male and female, black and white, who visited President Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War in an attempt to advance their goal of immediately ending slavery. Barbara A. White paints a portrait of Lincoln through the eyes of his visitors and traces changes in his ideas and attitudes over the course of the war. Visitors include Jessie Benton Fremont, wife of Major General John Charles Fremont, the famous explorer and commander of the Union army's Department of the West;. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Henry Ward Beecher, three members of the distinguished Beecher family; Frederick Douglass, former slave and recruiter of black soldiers; Anna Dickinson, Republican orator; William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, leaders of the' Boston abolitionist movement; and Sojourner Truth, ex-slave and itinerant anti-slavery speaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739164174
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/22/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Barbara A. White is professor emerita of women's studies at the University of New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgment xvii

Time Line of the Civil War xix

1 Jessie Benton Frémont, September 1861 1

2 Carl Schurz, Spring and Fall 1862 23

3 Beecher, Family, December 1862 and February 1865 41

4 Frederick Douglass, August 1863 and August 1864 61

5 Anna Dickinson, January and Spring 1864 79

6 William Lloyd Garrison, June 1864, and Wendell Phillips, March 1862 and January 1863 97

7 Sojourner Truth, October 1864 113

8 Conclusion: Lincoln and His Visitors 129

Bibliography 143

Index 151

About the Author 157

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