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In February 2009, America celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and the pace of new Lincoln books and articles has already quickened. From his cabinet’s politics to his own struggles with depression, Lincoln remains the most written-about story in our history. And each year historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents.
Lincoln Revisited is a masterly guidePub to what’s new and what’s noteworthy in this unfolding storya brilliant gathering of fresh scholarship by the leading Lincoln historians of our time. Brought together by The Lincoln Forum, they tackle uncharted territory and emerging questions; they also take a new look at established debatesincluding those about their own landmark works.
Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln’s legacyfrom Matthew Pinsker on Lincoln’s private life and Jean Baker on religion and the Lincoln marriage to Geoffrey Perret on Lincoln as leader and Frank J. Williams on Lincoln and civil liberties in wartime.
The eighteen original essays explore every corner of Lincoln’s worldreligion and politics, slavery and sovereignty, presidential leadership and the rule of law, the Second Inaugural Address and the assassination.
In his 1947 classic, Lincoln Reconsidered, David Herbert Donald confronted the Lincoln myth. Today, the scholars in Lincoln Revisited give a new generation of students, scholars, and citizens the perspectives vital for understanding the constantly reinterpreted genius of Abraham Lincoln.
|Publisher:||Fordham University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction Harold Holzer xi
Lincoln's Political Faith in the Peoria Address Joseph R. Fornieri 1
Lincoln's Political Religion and Religious Politics Lucas E. Morel 19
Lincoln, Douglas, and Popular Sovereignty: The Mormon Dimension John Y. Simon 45
The Campaign of 1860: Cooper Union, Mathew Brady, and the Campaign of Words and Images Harold Holzer 57
"I See the President": Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home Matthew Pinsker 81
Varieties of Religious Experience: Abraham and Mary Lincoln Jean Baker 105
The Poet and the President: Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman Daniel Mark Epstein 117
1862-A Year of Decision for President Lincoln and General Halleck John F. Marszalek 133
"I Felt It to Be My Duty to Refuse": The President and the Slave Trader William Lee Miller 147
Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant Jean Edward Smith 169
Motivating Men: Lincoln, Grant, MacArthur, and Kennedy Geoffrey Perret 181
Lincoln and His Admirals Craig L. Symonds 195
After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln's Black Dream Michael Vorenberg 215
The Second Inaugural Address: The Spoken Words Ronald C. White, Jr. 231
Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties: Then and Now Frank J. Williams 251
After Lincoln's Reelection: Foreign Complications William C. Harris 279
Henry Adams on Lincoln Garry Wills 297
Lincoln's Assassination and John Wilkes Booth's Confederate Connection Edward Steers, Jr. 311
The Lincoln Forum: Officers and Advisors 370