The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln

by John Simon, Harold Holzer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0823222152

ISBN-13: 9780823222155

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Each year, hundreds of scholars and other enthusiasts mark the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by gathering together in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the Lincoln Forum. There, leading historians reinterpret and rediscover the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Now the best recent Lincoln Forum essays are available in one volume, offering important reexaminations of

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Each year, hundreds of scholars and other enthusiasts mark the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by gathering together in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the Lincoln Forum. There, leading historians reinterpret and rediscover the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Now the best recent Lincoln Forum essays are available in one volume, offering important reexaminations of Lincoln as military leader, communicator, family man, and icon. The contributors include James M. McPherson, Craig L. Symonds, John F. Marszalek, Jean H. Baker, Hans L. Trefousse, J. Tracy Power, John C. Waugh, Gerald Prokopowicz, and Frank J. Williams.

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 Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxiii
1.Lincoln as Commander in Chief1
2.Commander 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
4.Men, Machines, and Old Abe: Lincoln and the Civil War Navy48
5.Abraham 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
9.Mary Lincoln: Symbol, Historical Target, and Human Being122
10.Abraham Lincoln's Body and Body Politic: Two Puzzles in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political Language and Culture135
11.The New Gettysburg Address: A Study in Illusion160
12.Abraham Lincoln's Reputation during His Administration187
13.The Lincoln Grail: The Great Collectors and Their Great Collections211
Contributors231
The Lincoln Forum235
Executive Committee235
Board of Advisors235
Lifetime Members236
Members238
Index245
Illustrations

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