Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World

Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World

by Eric Foner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393337057

ISBN-13: 9780393337051

Pub. Date: 11/16/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Exhilarating . . . strikes a balance between the personal and the abstract."—Edward Rothstein, New York Times
“These eloquent, compelling essays show why Lincoln was a man of his time and a man for all time. There is no better introduction to the complexities of his life and to why he still holds a spell over America and the world.”—Library…  See more details below

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"Exhilarating . . . strikes a balance between the personal and the abstract."—Edward Rothstein, New York Times
“These eloquent, compelling essays show why Lincoln was a man of his time and a man for all time. There is no better introduction to the complexities of his life and to why he still holds a spell over America and the world.”—Library Journal
Among these original essays by prize-winning historians, James M. McPherson examines Lincoln’s deft navigation of the crosscurrents of politics and wartime strategy. Sean Wilentz elegantly explores Lincoln’s debt to the democratic political tradition of Jefferson and Jackson. Eric Foner examines Lincoln’s controversial position on the movement to colonize emancipated slaves outside the United States. James Oakes explores Lincoln’s views on the rights of African Americans. There are also brilliant essays on Lincoln and civil liberties, and on his literary style, religious beliefs, and family life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393337051
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,350,369
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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