Abraham Lincoln and the Western Territories by Calvin N. SmithAbraham Lincoln and the Western Territories by Calvin N. Smith

Abraham Lincoln and the Western Territories

byCalvin N. SmithEditorRalph Y. Mcginnis

Hardcover | January 1, 1994

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Instead of battling the West with a pistol, Abraham Lincoln tamed America's western territories with his famous pen. By passing laws that offered cheap land, adequate railway transportation, and inexpensive, practical education, Lincoln provided the means for the settlement of the Great American West. By examining policies, problems, and actions,Abraham Lincoln and the Western Territories tells the story of how the Wild West was won for the Union. A Burnham Publishers book
Ralph Y. McGinnis was professor and chair of the Speech Department at the University of Montana at Missoula for many years. During his last years he was director of Lincoln Studies at Eastern Illinois University. He was in great demand as a speaker and authored several books and articles about the Great Emansipator. Calvin N. Smith is ...
Title:Abraham Lincoln and the Western TerritoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 9.34 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0830412476

ISBN - 13:9780830412471

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Overview Chapter 3 Western America Before Lincoln's Tenure Chapter 4 Western America During Lincoln's Tenure Chapter 5 Three Acts That Accelerated Territorial Settlement Chapter 6 Nebraska Territory Chapter 7 Colorado Territory Chapter 8 New Mexico Territory Chapter 9 Arizona Territory Chapter 10 Utah Territory Chapter 11 Nevada Territory Chapter 12 Washington Territory Chapter 13 Idaho Territory Chapter 14 Montana Territory Chapter 15 Dakota Territory Chapter 16 Indian Territory