Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President

Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President


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ISBN-13: 9780823265633
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Series: The North's Civil War
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,240,648
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Harold Holzer is Roger Hertog Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and one of the nation’s leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He is chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and has written, co-written, or edited forty-seven books, most recently Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the author of many books on Civil War and naval history. He won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in 2005, The Lincoln Prize (with James M. McPherson) in 2009, and the Dudley Knox Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Naval History in 2014.

Frank J. Williams, a renowned Lincoln scholar, is the former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding chairman of The Lincoln Forum. He also serves as President of The Ulysses S. Grant Association. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Lincoln as Hero.

Table of Contents


Editors' Introduction
Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams

Lincoln's Role in the 1860 Presidential Contest
William C. Harris

The Baltimore Plot-Fact or Fiction?
Michael J. Kline

The Old Army and the Seeds of Change
John F. Marszalek

Seward and Lincoln: A Second Look
Walter Stahr

Mourning in America: Death Comes to the Civil War White Houses
Catherine Clinton

Abraham Lincoln: Admiral-in-Chief
Craig L. Symonds

Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee: Reluctant Traitors
William C. Davis

The Battle Hymn of the Republic: Origins, Influence, Legacies
John Stauffer

The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln
Eric Foner

Lincoln and the Struggle to End Slavery
Richard Striner

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: A Propaganda tool for the Enemy?
Amanda Foreman

The Gettysburg Campaign and the New York City Draft Riots: Conspiracy or Coincidence?
Barnet Schecter

Lincoln and New York: A Fraught Relationship
Harold Holzer

Lincoln and McClellan: A Reappraisal
John C. Waugh

Judging Lincoln as Judge
Frank J. Williams

The Madness of Mary Lincoln: A New Examination Based on the Discovery of Her Lost Insanity Letters
Jason Emerson

List of Contributors
The Lincoln Forum: A History

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