Download japanese textbook Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America Garry Wills (English literature) 9780743299633 DOCX PDF

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America

by Garry Wills

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743299633
Pages: 320
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-21
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The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom"--by tracing its first birth to the Declaration of Independence (which called all men equal) rather than to the Constitution (which tolerated slavery). In the space of a mere 272 words, Lincoln brought to bear the rhetoric of the Greek Revival, the categories of Transcendentalism, and the imagery of the "rural cemetery" movement. His entire life and previous training, his deep political experience, went into this, his revolutionary masterpiece. As Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel has been restored to its