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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon
     

The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

by Gabor Boritt
 

ISBN-10: 0195156269

ISBN-13: 9780195156263

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invites renowned Lincoln scholars, and rising new voices, to take a look at much-debated aspects of Lincoln's life—including his possible gay relationships, his plan to send blacks back to Africa, and his high-handed treatment of the Constitution. Boritt explores Lincoln's proposals that looked to a lily-white America. Jean

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In The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invites renowned Lincoln scholars, and rising new voices, to take a look at much-debated aspects of Lincoln's life—including his possible gay relationships, his plan to send blacks back to Africa, and his high-handed treatment of the Constitution. Boritt explores Lincoln's proposals that looked to a lily-white America. Jean Baker marvels at Lincoln's loves and marriage. David Herbert Donald compares Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief. Douglas Wilson shows us the young Lincoln—not the strong leader of popular history, but a man who struggles to find his purpose. Gerald Prokopowicz searches for the military leader, William C. Harris for the peacemaker, and Robert Bruce meditates on Lincoln and death. In a final section Boritt and Harold Holzer offer a fascinating portfolio of Lincoln images in modern art. Acute and thought-provoking in their observations, this all-star cast of historians—including two Pulitzer and three Lincoln Prize winners—questions our assumptions of Lincoln, and provides a new vitality to our ongoing reflections on his life and legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156263
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,171,357
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.91(d)

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