The Life of Abraham Lincoln
For Young People. In One Syllable Words

 

The Life of Abraham Lincoln
for Young People

 

TOLD IN WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE 

 

by Harriet Putnam, 1905

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This is a classic story of Abraham Lincolns life. From his meager birth in a tiny cabin, to his legendary strength, and honesty, and humor. It's the story of the 'rail Splitter', who worked hard to earn money and help his family, and spent his evenings studying and reading by the light of a fireplace to better himself.

 

The story of Abrham Lincoln is the story of America; the story that anyone can attain greatness, and make a difference, if they have the desire, And Abraham Lincoln had the desire.

THIS book was written especially for young students.  The text and grammar are geared to the younger reader, and every multisyllabic word is divied into it's individual syllables. This is a great book for reading comprehension, pronounication, and to practice reading out loud, or silently.

This is the first paragraph of the books; note how the words are purposely broken into syllables:

"The hut, not much more than a cow-shed, held the fa-ther and moth-er, whose names were Thom-as and Nan-cy, and their girl child, Sa-rah. These three were the first who saw the strange, sad face of the boy, who, when he grew to be a man, was so great and good and did such grand deeds that all the world gave most high praise to him."
 

The original book consists of 142 pages, with associated 44 images. Our publication includes the original text and images, plus xx addtional images and photographs.  We've also added a a selection of music from the Civil War era.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. THE BABE OF THE LOG CABIN AND HIS KIN
CHAPTER II. THE NEW HOME AND THE FIRST GRIEF
CHAPTER III. READING BY THE FIRELIGHT;THE NEW MOTHER; THE FIRST DOLLAR
CHAPTER IV. THE SLAVE SALE; LINCOLN AS SOLDIER, POSTMASTER, SURVEYOR, AND LAWYER
CHAPTER V. LEADER FOR FREEDOM; LAW MAKER LINCOLN AND DOUGLAS
CHAPTER VI. LINCOLN AND DOUGLAS

CHAPTER VII. THE PEOPLE ASK LINCOLN TO BE THEIR PRESIDENT
CHAPTER VIII. IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR; THE CIVIL WAR BEGINS
CHAPTER IX. EARLY BATTLES OF THE WAR
CHAPTER X. GRANT WINS IN THE WEST, AND FARRAGUT AT NEW ORLEANS
CHAPTER XI. ANTIETAM, VICKSBURG, GETTYSBURG
CHAPTER XII. CHATTANOOGA, CHICKAMAUGA, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. LINCOLN'S     GETTYSBURG SPEECH
CHAPTER XIII. GRANT IN THE EAST; LINCOLN CHOSEN FOR SECOND TERM
CHAPTER XIV. RETURN OF PEACE; LINCOLN SHOT; HIS BURIAL AT SPRINGFIELD

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List of Illustrations - Original Images

DANIEL BOONE.
CABIN IN WHICH ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS BORN
ON THE WAY TO INDIANA.
LITTLE ABE'S GIFT TO A SOLDIER.
GOING UP TO THE LOFT.
THE YOUNG RAIL-SPLTTER
LINCOLN'S HOME IN GENTRYVILLE.
THE FLAT-BOAT AND ITS CREW ON THE WAY TO NEW ORLEANS.
LINCOLN AS CLERK IN OFFUTT'S STORE.
EARNING THE FIRST DOLLAR.
CAPTAIN LINCOLN PROTECTING THE OLD INDIAN.
ANDREW JACKSON.
THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN A KIND DEED.
DANIEL WEBSTER.
HENRY CLAY.
POSTMASTER LINCOLN GOING HIS ROUNDS
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS.
ON THE STUMP WITH DOUGLAS.
THE WIGWAM AT CHICAGO IN WHICH LINCOLN WAS NAMED FOR PRESIDENT.
A. Lincoln
THE LINCOLN HOME IN SPRINGFIELD.
JEFFERSON DAVIS.
DEFENCES OF. WASHINGTON.
MARCHING TO BULL RUN,
GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT
BATTLE OF' BELMONT.
THE ATTACK ON FORT DONELSON.
THE CHURCH AT SHILOH.
THE LAST CHARGE AT SHILOH.
SOUTHERN TROOPS EAVING CORINTH
GUNBOATS ON THE MISSOURI
FIRST CHARGE AT VICKSBURG.
ARMY WAGON,
AT MISSIONARY RIDGE.
A CHARGE ALL ALONG THE LINE.
GENERAL GRANT.
GENERAL LEE.
LINCOLN AND THE BLACK TROOPS.
 "COME, BOYS, WE'RE GOING BACK!"
SHERMAN'S FORCES LEAVING ATLANTA.
ON THE SKIRMISH LINE.
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN
WOUNDED SOLDIERS LEAVING THE BATTLE.
CHARGE AT FIVE FORKS.
SOUTHERN TROOPS RETREATING FROM RICHMOND.
UNION CAVALRY IN PURSUIT OF LEE'S ARMY.
UNION TROOPS MARCHING INTO RICHMOND.
PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND HIS SON "TAD.
THE MARCH OF UNION TROOPS IN WASHINGTON.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS HE LOOKED IN 1865

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