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The Resource Lincoln's bishop : a president, a priest, and the fate of 300 Dakota Sioux warriors, Gustav Niebuhr

Lincoln's bishop : a president, a priest, and the fate of 300 Dakota Sioux warriors, Gustav Niebuhr

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Lincoln's bishop : a president, a priest, and the fate of 300 Dakota Sioux warriors
Title
Lincoln's bishop
Title remainder
a president, a priest, and the fate of 300 Dakota Sioux warriors
Statement of responsibility
Gustav Niebuhr
Title variation
President, a priest, and the fate of three hundred Dakota Sioux warriors
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than a century ago, during the formative years of the American nation, Protestant churches carried powerful moral authority, giving voice to values such as mercy and compassion, while boldly standing against injustice and immorality. Gustav Niebuhr travels back to this defining period, to explore Abraham Lincoln's decision to spare the lives of 265 Sioux men sentenced to die by a military tribunal in Minnesota for warfare against white settlers -- while allowing the hanging of 38 others, the largest single execution on American soil. Popular opinion favored death or expulsion. Only one state leader championed the cause of the Native Americans, Episcopal bishop, Henry Benjamin Whipple. Though he'd never met an Indian until he was 37 years old, Whipple befriended them before the massacre and understood their plight at the hands of corrupt government officials and businessmen. After their trial, he pleaded with Lincoln to extend mercy and implement true justice. Bringing to life this little-known event and this extraordinary man, Niebuhr pays tribute to the once amazing moral force of mainline Protestant churches and the practitioners who guarded America's conscience
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niebuhr, Gustav
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.86
LC item number
.N54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whipple, Henry Benjamin
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Little Crow
  • Dakota War, Minnesota, 1862
  • Dakota Indians
  • Church work with Indians
Label
Lincoln's bishop : a president, a priest, and the fate of 300 Dakota Sioux warriors, Gustav Niebuhr
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www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/2/9780062097682.tif
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-204) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maintaining the pressure
  • Judgment and reason
  • Exile and community
  • Waiting for Lincoln
  • The Sunday afternoon murders
  • The first attack
  • Lincoln and the Indians
  • The dispossessed
  • A "war of extermination"
  • Whipple's Dakota allies and the war's end
  • To the gates of mercy
Control code
ocn857966850
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780062097682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013051296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023902969
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857966850
Label
Lincoln's bishop : a president, a priest, and the fate of 300 Dakota Sioux warriors, Gustav Niebuhr
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/2/9780062097682.tif
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maintaining the pressure
  • Judgment and reason
  • Exile and community
  • Waiting for Lincoln
  • The Sunday afternoon murders
  • The first attack
  • Lincoln and the Indians
  • The dispossessed
  • A "war of extermination"
  • Whipple's Dakota allies and the war's end
  • To the gates of mercy
Control code
ocn857966850
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780062097682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013051296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023902969
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857966850

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