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Lowry, Rich
Lincoln unbound : how an ambitious young railsplitter saved the American dream--and how we can do it again / Rich Lowry
Alternate Title How an ambitious young railsplitter saved the American dream--and how we can do it again
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York, NY : Broadside Books, [2013]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E457.2 .L894 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Ethics
Subject(s) American Dream
Free enterprise -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description x, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index
Contents Introduction : "an inestimable jewel" : Lincoln's America -- "An ambition that knew no rest" : young man on the make -- "The sober, industrious, thriving people" : a devoted Whig -- "The true system" : the genius of American capitalism -- "Our fathers" : the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the purpose of America -- "A great empire": Lincoln's vision realized -- "Work, work, work" : recovering the Lincoln ethic
Summary Revered today across the political spectrum, Abraham Lincoln believed in a small but active government in a nation defined by aspiration. He embraced the market and the transportation and communications revolutions beginning to take hold, and helped give birth to the modern industrial economy. Lincoln's vision of an upwardly mobile society that rewards and supports individual striving was wondrously realized. Now, it is under threat. Economic stagnation and social breakdown are undermining that mobility. To meet these challenges, conservative columnist Rich Lowry draws us back to the lessons of Lincoln. It is imperative, he argues, to preserve a fluid economy and the bourgeois virtues that make it possible for individuals to thrive within it.--From publisher description

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