Abraham Lincoln, Esq

Abraham Lincoln, Esq

The Legal Career of America's Greatest President

eBook - 2010
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As our nation's 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. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President examines Lincoln's law practice and the effect it had on his presidency and the country.
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010.
ISBN: 9780813139937
0813139937
9780813126098
0813126096
Characteristics: 1 online resource (263 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Frank J.
Billings, Roger D.
Alternative Title: Abraham Lincoln, Esquire
Contents: pt. 1. Evaluating Lincoln's career. Reassessing Lincoln's legal career / Harold Holzer
Lincoln's lessons for lawyers / Frank J. Williams
Does lawyer Lincoln matter? / Mark E. Steiner
A. Lincoln, respectable "prairie lawyer" / Brian Dirck
pt. 2. The Illinois years. A. Lincoln, debtor-creditor lawyer / Roger Billings
The power of Lincoln's legal words / John A. Lupton
Competence, diligence, and getting paid : Lincoln's lessons for today's ethical lawyer / William T. Ellis and Billie J. Ellis Jr.
Lincoln's legal ethics : the client correspondence / Roger Billings
Lincoln and the Kentuckians : placing Lincoln in context with lawyers and clients from his native state / Christopher A. Schnell
pt. 3. The Washington years. Abraham Lincoln as practical constitutional lawyer / Mackubin Thomas Owens
President Lincoln : the international lawyer / William D. Pederson.
Summary: As our nation's 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. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President examines Lincoln's law practice and the effect it had on his presidency and the country.

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