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The Abraham Lincoln Companion

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This collection includes essays, proclamations, letters, eulogies, poems, and more to present a portrait of Lincoln from his birth in 1809 to the centennial of his birth in 1909. These selections were chosen to introduce readers to Lincoln as he was known and remembered by those closest to him personally and professionally. Together, these voices attempt to answer these questions: what was Lincoln like, and what made him so great?

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Overview

This collection includes essays, proclamations, letters, eulogies, poems, and more to present a portrait of Lincoln from his birth in 1809 to the centennial of his birth in 1909. These selections were chosen to introduce readers to Lincoln as he was known and remembered by those closest to him personally and professionally. Together, these voices attempt to answer these questions: what was Lincoln like, and what made him so great?

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

There are other books on Lincoln miscellanea out there, but none holds the extensive information compiled here by Henderson (ed., Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Sourcebook) with the help of hundreds of contributors. The volume is made up of 5000 entries, all dealing with Lincoln-his childhood, early adult life, debates with Stephen Douglas, and presidency, to name a few topics. Also included are poems, songs, and tributes, as well as important speeches and writings by Lincoln, along with a chronology and contact information for organizations pertaining to Lincolniana. Andrew Ferguson's Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America is interesting, but it does not have the up-front colloquialisms of this compilation. Competing volumes miss the mark in other ways as well. For example, they do not list the many web sites available for associations, educational institutes, landmarks and historic sites, libraries, and museums, available in Henderson's. On the other hand, this volume lacks a subject index and fails to communicate the humor and storytelling ability that made Abe so famous, not only as president.
—Al Vara

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780808232
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Douglas L. Wilson     xi
Preface     xv
Early Life and Career
Introduction     3
Abraham Lincoln's Autobiographies     5
Osborn H. Oldroyd's Summary of Lincoln's Life     7
Stepmother Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln on His Childhood     12
Stepsister Matilda Johnston Moore on Her Older Stepbrother     15
Cousin Dennis Hanks on Lincoln's Early Life     17
John Hanks Reminisces about His Younger Cousin     25
Clarissa Tuft Vannattin Tells How Lincoln Helped Her Sister     28
Horace Greeley on Lincoln's Education     29
James C. Ambrose on "Choosing 'Abe' Captain"     31
Best Friend Joshua Speed on Lincoln's Early Career     34
Fellow Lawyer and Friend Leonard Swett Recounts Two Versions of Meeting Lincoln     38
Hamilton Wright Mabie on Lincoln as a Man of Letters     40
"Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?"   William Knox     47
"My Child-hood Home I See Again"   Abraham Lincoln     50
Correspondence between Joshua Speed and Lincoln about Their Marriages     52
Ida M. Tarbell on Lincoln's Rise in National Stature     55
Correspondence between Grace Bedell and Lincoln about His Beard     61
Lincoln Says Farewell to the Citizens of Springfield     65
The 16th President: Great Emancipator and Commander-in-Chief
Introduction     67
James Russell Lowell on Lincoln as President     69
Nathaniel Hawthorne on Meeting Lincoln     75
"We are coming Father Abraham, or, Three hundred thousand more: inscribed to our volunteers"   James Sloan Gibbons     80
James Shrigley Recalls Lincoln Appointing Him Hospital Chaplain     82
Thomas T. Eckert Remembers Lincoln at the War Department     84
The Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Congratulates Lincoln on Emancipation     87
Frederick Douglass Recalls Emancipation Day     89
Correspondence between President Lincoln and the Chicago Sanitary Commission     99
Francis B. Carpenter on Painting The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation     103
James Abram Garfield on the Emancipation Proclamation     110
"The Emancipation Group"   John Greenleaf Whittier     117
E. W. Andrews Accompanies Lincoln to Gettysburg     118
Jacob Hoke on Lincoln at Gettysburg     122
Excerpt from "The Gettysburg Ode"   Bayard Taylor     124
James Speed Recalls Lincoln Discharging a Mother's Sons from the Army     126
Harriet Beecher Stowe Shares Her Impressions of Lincoln     128
Sojourner Truth on Meeting Lincoln     130
Joshua Speed Remembers One of His Last Visits with Lincoln     133
Elizabeth Keckley Remembers Lincoln's Second Inaugural     135
William H. Crook on Lincoln's Trip to Richmond Near the War's End     138
A News Account of Lincoln's Visit to Richmond     141
Charles Carleton Coffin Describes the President's Entry into Richmond     142
A Report on the "Ax Incident"     146
The Man Behind the Legend
Introduction     149
Elizabeth Keckley Describes Some Domestic Scenes     151
Noah Brooks and William H. Crook on Lincoln and Tad     154
Francis B. Carpenter Describes Lincoln's Love of Shakespeare     156
Leonard Wells Volk on Sculpting Lincoln     159
"On the Life-Mask of Abraham Lincoln"   Richard Watson Gilder     162
David R. Locke Recounts Conversations with Lincoln     163
Henry Villard Describes Lincoln's Storytelling     170
Albert B. Chandler on Lincoln's Hair and Newsboys     172
Henry Clay Whitney Relates a Lincoln Quip about Weighty Men     173
Alexander K. McClure Shares Popular Anecdotes about Lincoln     175
The Death of Lincoln
Introduction      181
William H. Crook Remembers Lincoln's Last Day     183
Walt Whitman Describes the Scene of the Assassination     188
Edwin M. Stanton Gives a First-Hand Account of Lincoln's Assassination     194
Maunsell B. Field Describes the Night of Lincoln's Death     195
Elizabeth Keckley on Hearing of His Death     199
"The Sorrow of the People" from the Chicago Tribune     204
Americans Recall Where They Were: Caroline Richards, Lucretia Mott, and Jane Addams     205
"The Death of Lincoln"   William Cullen Bryant     211
Eulogy by Ralph Waldo Emerson, April 19, 1865     212
Eulogy by Henry Ward Beecher, April 23, 1865     217
Eulogy by Phillips Brooks, April 23, 1865     222
Eulogy by Seth Sweetser, April 23, 1865     227
Eulogy by Matthew Simpson, May 4, 1865     227
Eulogy by Charles Sumner, June 1, 1865     238
From "Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration"   James Russell Lowell$dPoems by Walt Whitman     241
Tributes and Legacy
Introduction     253
Remembrance   Mary Todd Lincoln     255
William H. Herndon Gives His Impressions of Lincoln's Character     257
Horace Greeley on Lincoln's Leadership     264
Tribute    Shelby M. Cullom     266
Tribute   Schuyler Colfax     272
Tribute   Frederick Douglass     273
Tribute   Ulysses S. Grant     278
William Tecumseh Sherman Recalls His Last Meeting with Lincoln     279
Tribute   Walt Whitman     280
Robert G. Ingersoll on Lincoln's Legacy     282
Tribute   Lyman Abbott     287
"Abraham Lincoln"   Rose Terry Cooke     288
"Lincoln, the Man of the People"    Edwin Markham     289
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"    James Weldon Johnson     292
"Lincoln"   Paul Laurence Dunbar     293
Jonathan P. Dolliver on Lincoln's Legacy     294
Mark Twain on Preserving Lincoln's Birthplace     303
Tribute   Frederic Harrison     305
Tribute   Rutherford B. Hayes     307
Tribute   William McKinley     307
Tribute   Theodore Roosevelt     308
Centennial Celebrations
Introduction     311
"The Man of Peace"   Bliss Carman     313
Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois: J. A. Macdonald      314
Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois: Emil G. Hirsch     323
Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois: A. J. Carey     330
Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois: J. W. E. Bowen     332
Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois: Frederick Dent Grant     334
Centennial Celebration in Springfield, Illinois: Jean Adrian Jusserand     339
Centennial Celebration in Peoria, Illinois: Kogoro Takahira     344
Centennial Celebration in Bloomington, Indiana: Adlai E. Stevenson     346
Centennial Celebration in Hodgenville, Kentucky: James Grant Wilson     352
Centennial Celebration in New York, New York: Joseph Hodges Choate     355
Centennial Celebration in New York, New York: Booker T. Washington     357
Centennial Celebration in New York, New York: Chauncey M. Depew     364
Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.: Joaquim Nabuco     371
Centennial Celebration in Manchester, England: Church Howe     374
"Lincoln on Pennies"   Carl Sandburg     376
A Selection of Lincoln's Speeches and Writings
Introduction     379
Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854     381
"House Divided" Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858     384
Speech at Cooper Institute, New York, February 27, 1860      392
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861     395
Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862     403
Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863     405
Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1863     408
Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863     410
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865     412
Photo and Illustration Credits     417
Chronology     423
Bibliography     437
Contact Information for Lincoln Groups: Associations, Educational Institutes, Landmarks and Historic Sites, Libraries, Museums, and Other Web Resources Related to Abraham Lincoln     451
Author Index     471
Subject Index     475
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