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Salmon P. Chase : Lincoln's vital rival, Walter Stahr

Label
Salmon P. Chase : Lincoln's vital rival
Title
Salmon P. Chase
Title remainder
Lincoln's vital rival
Statement of responsibility
Walter Stahr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From an acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biographer, a timely reassessment of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable Secretary of the Treasury: a leading proponent for black rights both before and during his years in cabinet and later as Chief Justice of the United States. Salmon P. Chase is best remembered as a rival of Lincoln's for the Republican nomination in 1860-but there would not have been a national Republican Party, and Lincoln could not have won the presidency, were it not for the vital groundwork Chase laid over the previous two decades. Starting in the early 1840s, long before Lincoln was speaking out against slavery, Chase was forming and leading antislavery parties. He represented fugitive slaves so often in his law practice that he was known as the attorney general for runaway negroes, and he furthered his reputation as an outspoken federal senator and progressive governor of Ohio. Tapped by Lincoln to become Secretary of the Treasury, Chase would soon prove vital to the Civil War effort, raising the billions of dollars that allowed the Union to win the war, while also pressing the president to emancipate the country's slaves and recognize black rights. When Lincoln had the chance to appoint a chief justice in 1864, he chose his faithful rival, because he was sure Chase would make the right decisions on the difficult racial, political, and economic issues the Supreme Court would confront during Reconstruction. Drawing on previously overlooked sources, Walter Stahr sheds new light on a complex and fascinating political figure, as well as on the pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath. Salmon P. Chase tells the forgotten story of a man at the center of the fight for racial justice in 19th century America"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stahr, Walter,
Dewey number
347.73/2634
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.9.C4
LC item number
S73 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chase, Salmon P.
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Legislators
  • Cabinet officers
  • Judges
  • Fugitive slaves
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • United States
Label
Salmon P. Chase : Lincoln's vital rival, Walter Stahr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-797) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1246676551
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 836 pages
Isbn
9781501199233
Lccn
2021018286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Salmon P. Chase : Lincoln's vital rival, Walter Stahr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-797) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1246676551
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 836 pages
Isbn
9781501199233
Lccn
2021018286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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