Lincoln and New York

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The book, based on an important exhibition at the New-York Historical Society of original artifacts, iconic images and hand-written period documents, fully traces for the first time the evolution of Lincoln’s relationship with the nation’s largest and wealthiest city. New York’s role as the Union’s prime provider of manpower, money, media coverage, and protest is vividly explored alongside Lincoln’s accompanying growth as a leader, writer, symbol of union and freedom, and, in the final instance, national martyr. ...

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Overview

The book, based on an important exhibition at the New-York Historical Society of original artifacts, iconic images and hand-written period documents, fully traces for the first time the evolution of Lincoln’s relationship with the nation’s largest and wealthiest city. New York’s role as the Union’s prime provider of manpower, money, media coverage, and protest is vividly explored alongside Lincoln’s accompanying growth as a leader, writer, symbol of union and freedom, and, in the final instance, national martyr. Edited by award-winning Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer the book features chapters by some of the leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856676697
  • Publisher: Wilson, Philip Publishers, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold Holzer is the author, co-author, or editor of twenty-two books on Lincoln and the Civil War, including the only complete and unexpurgated edition of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. In 2008 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

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Table of Contents

President's Foreword Louise Mirrer Mirrer, Louise

Introduction Harold Holzer Holzer, Harold 2

"We Are Lincoln Men": Abraham Lincoln and New York Republicans Jean H. Baker Baker, Jean H. 16

The Culture of Opposition in New York Barnet Schecter Schecter, Barnet 46

The Economics of Civil War: Money, Manufacturing, and Commerce Craig L. Symonds Symonds, Craig L. 74

Black New York and the Lincoln Presidency James Oliver Horton Horton, James Oliver 98

The Lincoln Image: Made in New York Harold Holzer Holzer, Harold 126

Civil Liberties in Wartime New York Frank Williams Williams, Frank 168

Mrs. Lincoln and Women in Wartime New York Catherine Clinton Clinton, Catherine 194

Mourning for a Lost Captain: New York City Comes to Terms with a National Tragedy Michael Kammen Kammen, Michael 226

Bibliography 263

Contributors 267

Index 271

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