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Lincoln steps upon the national stage... The Cooper Union speech...
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March 03, 1860
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 3, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln address
* Cooper Institute Union speech
* New York City
Pages 2 and 3 contain a lengthy speech headed: "NATIONAL POLITICS" "A Speech by Abraham Lincoln of Illinois" Delivered at the Cooper Institute, New York, Feb. 27" known more commonly as Lincoln's famous Cooper-Union speech.
At this point Lincoln had not declared himself a presidential candidate, and this was his first opportunity to establish his platform before an eastern audience, to strike a blow against slavery and for his own political future. The significance of this speech is such that a book recently written was titled " Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President", by Harold Holzer.
This issue not only prints the complete, lengthy text of this significant speech but has prefacing comments & also reports on the events following Lincoln completing his speech, which notes: "...Mr. Lincoln's speech excited frequent & irrepressible applause. His occasional repetition of his text never failed to provoke a burst of cheers & audible smiles..." with more.
An extremely significant newspaper reporting this signal event in not only the life of Abraham Lincoln but the history of America, cementing his ties to the Oval Office and the fate of the country during the tumultuous Civil War.
Complete in 8 pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, water staining, minimal margin wear.
Category: Pre-Civil War