Lincoln's Legacy of Leadership

Lincoln's Legacy of Leadership

by G. Goethals (Editor)

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Through this in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln, both before and during his presidency, e can learn through from his leadership in times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership, Studies at the University of Richmond. The chapters consider Lincoln's intellectual, moral, political, and military leadership. The Authors include the world's foremost Lincoln scholars, including Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Walker Howe, and Lincoln Prize winners Richard Carwardine and Douglas Wilson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349384396
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/29/2010
Series: Jepson Studies in Leadership
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

George R. Goethals is Professor of Leadership Studies and holder of the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figure vii

Acknowledge ix

Introduction George R. Goethals Gary L. McDowel l

1 What Lincoln Was Up Against: The Context of Leadership Edward L. Ayers 9

2 Lincoln's Construction of the Consent Principle and the Right of Revolution in the Secession Crisis Herman J. Belz 29

3 Abraham Lincoln and the Search for American Identity Jeffrey Leigh Sedgwick 57

4 The Magnanimity of Abraham Lincoln: "What I Deal with Is Too Vast for Malicious Dealing" William Lee Miller 73

5 Abraham Lincoln's Opposition to the Mexican War Daniel Walker Howe 87

6 Wonderful Self-Reliance: Abraham Lincoln's Leadership Richard Carwardine 101

7 Lincoln and the Copperheads Jennifer L. Weber 123

8 Abraham Lincoln and the Shaping of Public Opinion Douglas L. Wilson 139

9 Genius or Talented Amateur: Lincoln as Military Strategist Joseph T. Glatthaar 159

10 Abraham Lincoln as War Leader, 1861-1865 Brian Holden Reid 187

Epilogue George R. Goethals 211

Notes on contributors 221

Index 227

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