By Gilbert H. Muller
This definitive twin portrait deals a clean point of view on Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant’s an important function in raising him to the presidency. The e-book additionally sheds new mild at the effect that “Bryant and his classification” (as Lincoln referred to as the novel Republican faction whose perspectives Bryant articulated) wielded at the leader government. How the wary president and the preeminent editor of the Fourth property interacted—and how their ideological conflict tilted progressively in Bryant’s favor—is the center piece of this examine. a piece of meticulous scholarship and a version of compression, Lincoln and Bryant is a watershed account of 2 Republicans combating universal enemies (and one another) through the Civil conflict era.
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This definitive twin portrait bargains a clean viewpoint on Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant’s the most important position in raising him to the presidency. The ebook additionally sheds new gentle at the impact that “Bryant and his category” (as Lincoln referred to as the novel Republican faction whose perspectives Bryant articulated) wielded at the leader government.
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Lincoln, who had turned most of his correspondence over to his new secretary, the 28-year-old, German-born John G. Nicolay, responded to Bryant in his own handwriting on June 28. “I appreciate the danger against which you would guard me,” he wrote, “nor am I wanting in the purpose to avoid it. ” Lincoln, who was grateful for the gracious introduction that Bryant had given him at Cooper Union, was undoubtedly pleased to hear from one of his favorite poets—someone who also promised to be a powerful press supporter.
A sizeable number of delegates sensed that Seward was not the man to cure what the Convention platform labeled the “reckless extravagance” and “plunder” rampant in the nation’s capital. Exploiting reservations that many delegates had about the senator from New York, the Lincoln team succeeded in denying Seward a firstballot victory. Their fierce lobbying of delegates had succeeded in limiting Seward to 173 votes while Lincoln was second with 102. Other candidates—Cameron, Chase, Bates—suddenly became spectators to the contest between the Rail-Splitter and the Sage of Auburn.
Briggs, arrived. Designed to accommodate 1800 people, the auditorium was not filled to capacity; but a sizeable crowd of 1500 citizens had tickets to hear the prairie politician. Backstage in a small room, Lincoln appeared nervous. According to the prominent attorney Joseph H. ” Fortunately Bryant was backstage with Lincoln and served as a calm companion for the uneasy speaker. ” Perhaps, to put Lincoln’s own mind at ease, Bryant reminded the speaker that they had met almost 30 years earlier in Illinois during the Black Hawk War.
Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant: Their Civil War by Gilbert H. Muller