The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln

by John Simon, Harold Holzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823222152

ISBN-13: 9780823222155

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Fordham University Press

"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,…  See more details below

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823222155
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
North's Civil War Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Lincoln as Commander in Chief1
2Commander in Chief Lincoln and General Grant16
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 Campaign34
4Men, Machines, and Old Abe: Lincoln and the Civil War Navy48
5Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman: The Cause Was Union65
6"If I Had Gone Up There, I Could Have Whipped Them Myself": Lincoln's Military Fantasies77
7"In for Four Years More": The Army of Northern Virginia and the United States Presidential Election of 186493
8"A Matter of Profound Wonder": The Women in Lincoln's Life112
9Mary Lincoln: Symbol, Historical Target, and Human Being122
10Abraham Lincoln's Body and Body Politic: Two Puzzles in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political Language and Culture135
11The New Gettysburg Address: A Study in Illusion160
12Abraham Lincoln's Reputation during His Administration187
13The Lincoln Grail: The Great Collectors and Their Great Collections211
Contributors231
The Lincoln Forum235
Index245

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