Abraham Lincoln


Challenging several popular schools of thought, this new essay collection explores the sources, style, and quality of Lincoln's leadership.
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Challenging several popular schools of thought, this new essay collection explores the sources, style, and quality of Lincoln's leadership.
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Nine essays from a September 1992 conference in Shreveport, Louisiana, explore the style and sources of Lincoln's leadership that made him effective, emphasizing his personality and the culture that shaped him. Some of the topics are his view of the founding fathers, his poetry and prose, southern white unionism, and an international perspective. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313293597
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1994
  • Series: Contributions in American History Series, #159
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANK J. WILLIAMS is President of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

WILLIAM D. PEDERSON is a Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

VINCENT J. MARSALA is a historian and Dean at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Sources and Style of Abraham Lincoln's Leadership
1 Under the Circumstances: Abraham Lincoln and Classical Prudence 3
2 Lincoln's View of the Founding Fathers 17
3 Abraham Lincoln and the Declaration of Independence: The Meaning of Equality 45
4 Lincoln's Poetry and Prose 71
5 "I Shall Never Recall a Word" 89
6 Lincoln and Grant: A Reappraisal of a Relationship 109
7 Abraham Lincoln and Southern White Unionism 125
8 Lincoln and Idaho: A Rocky Mountain Legacy 143
9 Lincoln and Leadership: An International Perspective 165
Select Bibliography 179
Index 185
About the Editors and Contributors 189
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