Abraham Lincoln's World, Expanded Edition
by Genevieve Foster Author
(From Amazon): 1940 Newbery Honor Title Published by Beautiful Feet Books Originally published in 1944, Foster earned her reputation by her masterful display of "horizontal history" telling the story of world events in the geo-political sphere, while giving as much importance to advances in science, medicine, music, literature, and exploration. Thus, while Abe Lincoln was a boy romping the woods of Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson was completing his eighth year as president, George III reigned in Great Britain and Napolean was about to meet his Waterloo. Beethoven and Sir Walter Scott were at the height of their creative powers, while Victor Hugo was staging plays at school. By the time Lincoln was old enough to help his father chop wood, other young boys and girls were being prepared for the future parts they would play. Harriet Beecher was reading anything she could get her hands on, Charles Darwin was collecting toads, crabs and shells, and the impoverished boy Dickens was working in a shoe blacking factory in London. When Lincoln opened his shop in Salem, David Livingstone was opening up deepest Africa, and thousands of Americans were opening up the West on the Oregon Trail. The spirit of freedom was moving around the globe as the abolitionist movement gained power in the States and serfdom saw its demise in Russia. Technologically the world was bursting with the invention of the telegraph, the railroad and the steamboat. With her whimsical and informative illustrations and timelines Foster has magnificently captured a remarkable age and a remarkable man.
- Resource Type
- Print Status
- In Print
- Suggested Grades
- 5th - 12th
- Geographical Setting
- Historical Setting
- 1809 - 1865
- Beautiful Feet Books
- 1 PART I: When Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky
- 2 Napoleon
- 3 The Next Emperor
- 4 From the Mississippi to the Rockies
- 5 Because of England and Napoleon
- 6 Young Creoles of Venezuela
- 7 Ships and Trips and Businessmen
- 8 "Unite in Resisting the White Man"
- 9 Sam Houston Becomes "The Raven"
- 10 A Boy and A Fish
- 11 Andrew Jackson the Indian Fighter
- 12 1812: War in North America
- 13 1812: War in South America
- 14 To Moscow and Back
- 15 "Don't Give Up the Ship"
- 16 Napoleon Defeated
- 17 The Very Young William Gladstone
- 18 Just Before and After the End
- 19 Back to the Kings Again
- 20 PART II: When Abraham Lincoln was a boy in Indiana
- 21 Trails to the West
- 22 Abe Goes to Indiana
- 23 Robert Lee of Virginia
- 24 Harriet Beecher: The Preacher's Child
- 25 Frederick Douglass, Born a Slave
- 26 What About Missouri?
- 27 Seminoles, Escaped Slaves and Florida
- 28 Steamboats and the Law
- 29 "Kit"Rides to Santa Fe
- 30 Benito Juarez, A Boy of Mexico
- 31 "Toda America es Mi Patria"
- 32 Citizens of the World
- 33 Mrs. Hale, The Lady Editor
- 34 Shaka Creates a Zulu Nation
- 35 Victoria is Born
- 36 Hard Times and Bad Kings
- 37 Victoria - Who was She?
- 38 Charles Dickens - or David Copperfield
- 39 Wild Turkeys and Waste Time
- 40 Bugs, Birds, Tortoises and Charles Darwin
- 41 The Drama of Greece
- 42 Ulysses Grant, Named and Renamed
- 43 Railroads are Here!
- 44 A Three-Day Revolution
- 45 Young Patriots of Italy
- 46 A Bloodless Revolution
- 47 "Union and Liberty"
- 48 PART III: When Abraham Lincoln kept a Store in Illinois
- 49 Time Makes an Old Idea New
- 50 The Sultan's Guest
- 51 India
- 52 Li Hongzhang, a Boy of China
- 53 Slavery - What to Do About It?
- 54 Frederick Douglass Begins to Speak Out
- 55 Abe Lincoln of New Salem
- 56 Remember the Alamo
- 57 On to Oregon
- 58 "R" Stands for Regina
- 59 Corn and Potatoes
- 60 Rebellion in Canada
- 61 Steam Across the Atlantic
- 62 Mr. Babbage and His Thinking Machine
- 63 Behind Japan's Closed Door
- 64 Young Lion vs Ancient Dragon
- 65 Wedding Bells
- 66 Authors and Visitors
- 67 David Livingstone in Africa
- 68 Telegraph and Photograph
- 69 On to the West
- 70 Utah is Settled by Mormons
- 71 Fremont Heads to California
- 72 "To the Halls of Montezuma"
- 73 Gold!
- 74 Canada
- 75 "All Men and Women are Created Equal"
- 76 Potatoes, Immigration and Reform
- 77 The Year 1848
- 78 Karl Marx and His Prediction
- 79 PART IV: When Abraham Lincoln was a Lawyer
- 80 A Beautiful Uniform or a Spiked Helmet
- 81 The Peace Festival
- 82 Napoleon III
- 83 Der Tolle Bismarck
- 84 At Home in Springfield
- 85 Free Soil and Slave
- 86 North to Freedom
- 87 Mrs. Stowe's Powerful Book
- 88 Land of Nobles and Serfs
- 89 Florence Nightingale's Lamp
- 90 Royal Families and Friends
- 91 Viva L'Italia!
- 92 The Devil's Wind
- 93 Rebellion in China
- 94 Shanghai and the Foreigners
- 95 The King of Siam
- 96 Shrinking the World
- 97 Bloody Kansas
- 98 Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln Debate
- 99 Perry Opens Japan
- 100 "Good Old Abe, The Rail Splitter"
- 101 The Man and The Hour
- 102 PART V: When Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States
- 103 1861: The Torn Map
- 104 What About England?
- 105 An "Empire" for Mexico
- 106 Russia's Serfs are Freed
- 107 1862: The Monitor and the Merrimac
- 108 Henceforth and Forever Free
- 109 Prussia Marches to War
- 110 1863: Vicksburg and Gettysburg
- 111 Red Cross
- 112 Pasteur, Germs and Dr. Lister
- 113 The Last Year of the War
- 114 Looking to the Future
- 115 Victory and Defeat
- 116 Day of Light and Shadow
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