Abraham Lincolns Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincolns Second Inaugural Address

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Series: Going Public in Shorts

Narrator: Dion Graham

Unabridged: 0 hr 5 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 12/14/2013

Genre: Literary Collections - Speeches

Synopsis

Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, during his second inauguration as president of the United States. At a time when victory over the secessionists in the American Civil War was within days and slavery was near an end, Lincoln spoke of sadness. A mere 703 words, Lincolns speech did not offer the North a victory speech, nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. Instead, he called on the entire countrys guilt for the bloody war and argued for reconciliation and unity. Considered one of his greatest speeches, the address is inscribed, along with the Gettysburg Address, in the Lincoln Memorial.Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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