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1864 - Lincoln at the Gates of History

Charles Bracelen Flood

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At the beginning of 1864, the Civil War was far from won; terrible and bloody Union setbacks and casualties lay ahead. Abraham Lincoln was facing a re-election battle as some northern Democrats were ready to start peace talks that could leave the Confederacy a separate slaveholding American nation and as his secretary of the treasury, Salmon P. Chase, challenged him for the Republican nomination. But by the end of the year, the war's end was in sight, and slavery was on the verge of extinction. Despite all the turmoil of war and political infighting, Lincoln also set the stage for a new era of westward expansion. He shaped the decades to come through laws and subsidies that propelled railroads westward, by the Homestead Act that offered western lands to immigrant farmers and by the Act to Encourage Immigration that enabled 615,000 men, women, and children to arrive in America during the Civil War. As the year ended, John Wilkes Booth, who stalked Lincoln throughout 1864, was only a few weeks away from assassinating our greatest president.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mel Foster

Length:

19h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:31:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

52:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:31:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

53:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:17:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:19:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:31:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:41:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:38:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:28:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:27:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:26