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The Resource Lincoln's Greatest Case

Lincoln's Greatest Case

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Lincoln's Greatest Case
Title
Lincoln's Greatest Case
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Summary
The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation's attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln's soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this "masterful" (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight
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McGinty, Brian
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Law
  • Nonfiction
Label
Lincoln's Greatest Case
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780871407856
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lincoln's Greatest Case
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780871407856
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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