Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum / Edition 3

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From his cabinet's politics to his own struggles with depression, Lincoln remains the most written-about story in our history. And each year historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents.

Lincoln Revisited is a masterly guide to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story-a brilliant gathering of fresh scholarship by the leading Lincoln historians of our time. Brought together by The Lincoln Forum, they tackle uncharted territory and emerging questions; they also take a new look at established debates-including those about their own landmark works.

Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from Matthew Pinsker on Lincoln's private life and Jean Baker on religion and the Lincoln marriage to Geoffrey Perret on Lincoln as leader and Frank J. Williams on Lincoln and civil liberties in wartime.

The eighteen original essays explore every corner of Lincoln's world-religion and politics, slavery and sovereignty, presidential leadership and the rule of law, the Second Inaugural Address and the assassination.

In his 1947 classic, Lincoln Reconsidered, David Herbert Donald confronted the Lincoln myth. Today, the scholars in Lincoln Revisited give a new generation of students, scholars, and citizens the perspectives vital for understanding the constantly reinterpreted genius of Abraham Lincoln.

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Editorial Reviews

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Lincoln Revisited is a highly readable and useful guide to scholarship on the eve of the Lincoln bicentennial.-Mark E. Steiner

. . . together, these essays make a useful collection.-Matthew M. Vosmeier

Anyone with an interest in Lincoln's life and actions in the Civil War would be well served in reading this work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823227365
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2007
  • Series: Lincoln Forum Bks.
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John Y. Simon is Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation's leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has written, co-written, or edited 35 books.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction   Harold Holzer     xi
Lincoln's Political Faith in the Peoria Address   Joseph R. Fornieri     1
Lincoln's Political Religion and Religious Politics   Lucas E. Morel     19
Lincoln, Douglas, and Popular Sovereignty: The Mormon Dimension   John Y. Simon     45
The Campaign of 1860: Cooper Union, Mathew Brady, and the Campaign of Words and Images   Harold Holzer     57
"I See the President": Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home   Matthew Pinsker     81
Varieties of Religious Experience: Abraham and Mary Lincoln   Jean Baker     105
The Poet and the President: Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman   Daniel Mark Epstein     117
1862-A Year of Decision for President Lincoln and General Halleck   John F. Marszalek     133
"I Felt It to Be My Duty to Refuse": The President and the Slave Trader   William Lee Miller     147
Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant   Jean Edward Smith     169
Motivating Men: Lincoln, Grant, MacArthur, and Kennedy   Geoffrey Perret     181
Lincoln and His Admirals   Craig L. Symonds     195
After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln's Black Dream   Michael Vorenberg     215
The Second Inaugural Address: The Spoken Words   Ronald C. White, Jr.     231
Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties: Then and Now   Frank J. Williams     251
After Lincoln's Reelection: Foreign Complications   William C. Harris     279
Henry Adams on Lincoln   Garry Wills     297
Lincoln's Assassination and John Wilkes Booth's Confederate Connection   Edward Steers, Jr.     311
Notes     327
Contributors     365
The Lincoln Forum: Officers and Advisors     370
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