The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln

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Overview

"Each November, hundreds of Lincoln and Civil War enthusiasts mark the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by gathering at Gettysburg for the annual Lincoln Forum, an acclaimed scholarly symposium featuring groundbreaking presentations by the nation's leading historians. The scholars and attendees alike make the pilgrimage for one reason: to reinterpret, re-examine, and rediscover the most endlessly fascinating figure of the American past, Abraham Lincoln." Now the best of the most recent Lincoln Forum lectures - some of which have been broadcast on C-SPAN's "Book TV" network - have been collected in one volume for the enjoyment and enlightenment of readers everywhere. The essays offer important re-examinations of Lincoln as military leader, communicator, family man, and icon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823222148
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: North's Civil War Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (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

Foreword and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Lincoln as Commander in Chief 1
2 Commander in Chief Lincoln and General Grant 16
3 "You Must Either Attack Richmond or Give Up the Job and Come to the Defence of Washington": Abraham Lincoln and the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign 34
4 Men, Machines, and Old Abe: Lincoln and the Civil War Navy 48
5 Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman: The Cause Was Union 65
6 "If I Had Gone Up There, I Could Have Whipped Them Myself": Lincoln's Military Fantasies 77
7 "In for Four Years More": The Army of Northern Virginia and the United States Presidential Election of 1864 93
8 "A Matter of Profound Wonder": The Women in Lincoln's Life 112
9 Mary Lincoln: Symbol, Historical Target, and Human Being 122
10 Abraham Lincoln's Body and Body Politic: Two Puzzles in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political Language and Culture 135
11 The New Gettysburg Address: A Study in Illusion 160
12 Abraham Lincoln's Reputation during His Administration 187
13 The Lincoln Grail: The Great Collectors and Their Great Collections 211
Contributors 231
The Lincoln Forum 235
Index 245
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