Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of Americas Greatest President
Roger Billings, Frank J. Williams,
ISBN: 0813126088, 0813136539 | 2010 | EPUB | 288 pages | 5 MB
As our nations most beloved and recognizable president, Abraham Lincoln is best known for the Emancipation Proclamation and for guiding our country through the Civil War. But before he took the oath of office, Lincoln practiced law for nearly twenty-five years in the Illinois courts. examines Lincolns law practice and the effect it had on his presidency and the country.
Editors Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams, along with a notable list of contributors, examine Lincolns career as a general-practice attorney, looking both at his work in Illinois and at the time he spent in Washington. Each chapter offers an expansive look at Lincolns legal mind and covers diverse topics such as Lincolns legal writing, ethics, the Constitution, and international law. Abraham Lincoln, Esq. emphasizes this often overlooked period in Lincolns career and sheds light on Lincolns life before he became our sixteenth president.