Every Drop of Blood: Hatred and Healing at Lincoln’s Second Inauguration
- Civil War, American History
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An inauguration of admirers and enemies
On March 4, 1865, tens of thousands crowded Washington’s Capitol grounds to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term. As the sun emerged, Lincoln rose to give perhaps the greatest inaugural address in American history, stunning the nation by arguing that the Civil War’s unimaginable horrors might well have been God’s just verdict on the national sin of slavery.
In indelible scenes, author Edward Achorn vividly captures the frenzy in the nation’s capital at this crucial moment in America’s history and the tension-filled hope and despair afflicting the country, soon to be heightened by Lincoln's assassination. His story offers new understanding of our great national crisis and echoes down the decades to resonate in our own time.
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|Release Date:||March 3, 2020|