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In bookstores libraries and even on ebooks there are numerous biographies And these biographies present readers the key to unlock the once unknown history about a person A biography could be about anyone such as a politician actor president leader or even a blind student The formats of biographies vary from childrens book to college level primary documents One category of the well-known biographies is on the American presidents Among the presidents the biography of Americas 16th president Abraham Lincoln is very popular even to this day James M McPherson wrote a short and concise biography of Abraham Lincoln which was published in 2009 Not only does the book carry detailed information about Abraham Lincoln it also depicted a main goal that was lived throughout Lincolns life to abolish slavery Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 1809 in Hardin County Kentucky1 Abraham Lincolns parents Thomas and Nancy Lincoln were both illiterate Thomas Lincoln disregarded Lincolns intellectual ambition He criticized Abraham for being lazy because he preferred books over work On top of Thomas neglect towards Abrahams intelligence Thomas withdrawal over Abrahams earnings under the law accumulated to the on-going tension between father and son Later on when Thomas was on his deathbed Lincoln refused to attend his fathers funeral Nevertheless Lincoln had a bad relationship with his father One of the main reasons why Lincoln had conflicts with his father was because of the expropriation of his earnings Back in the days of Lincoln it was a law that workers who were under age 21 had their earnings sent to his or her parents Due to this friction Lincoln empathized with the African-American slaves As Lincolns fruit of labor was going to his father he saw that the hard labors of the African-American slaves were profiting their owners In other words the hard work of one person was filling up someone elses tummy Based on such experience in Lincolns life he was able
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