Document Signed, Washington, entitled “Autographs of the President and Cabinet, 1864”, signed by the President and his Team of Rivals: Abraham Lincoln, William H. Seward, Edwin M. Stanton, Edward Bates, Salmon Chase, Gideon Welles, Montgomery Blair, and John P. Usher. Team of Rivals closes with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. It is a multiple biography of the entire team of personal and political competitors that he put together to lead the country through its greatest crisis. Lincoln replaced Cameron with Edwin M. Stanton, a former Democrat who had never been one of his political rivals. Narrator E: By the summer of 1862, Lincoln agrees that it is time to free the slaves. Historians would call the group Lincoln’s “team of rivals.” ... Edwin Stanton: But freeing the slaves would damage the South’s economy and bring it to its knees. An epilogue traces the later lives and deaths of Seward, Stanton, Bates, Chase, Mary Lincoln, and others. Bond Posted in Books Tagged American history , biography This spring/summer I read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln . Obama and Lincoln began their first terms with very different public perceptions. “Team of Rivals,” a hefty 750-page tome, is far broader in scope and detail than the movie it inspired, but well worth the read, particularly for the armchair historian. Team of Rivals and Lincoln’s Character Posted on July 20, 2020 July 27, 2020 by M.E. Book Review: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Some Americans saw each of them as a kind of … He prepares a document called the Emancipation Proclamation and reads it to the Cabinet. “Team of Rivals” The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin Kindle Notes: Dave Kraft They made an exceptional team. Faced with national crisis and the advent of the Civil War, Lincoln skillfully used his cabinet to unify the North’s disparate political factions. 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