ISBN-10:
0140170316
ISBN-13:
2900140170312
Pub. Date:
02/28/1993
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Portable Abraham Lincoln / Edition 1

Portable Abraham Lincoln / Edition 1

by Abraham Lincoln
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    ISBN-13: 2900140170312
    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication date: 02/28/1993
    Series: Viking Portable Library Series
    Edition description: Reprint
    Pages: 384
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Abraham Lincoln

    Andrew Delbanco was born in 1952. Educated at Harvard, he has lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He writes frequently on American culture for many national journals and papers, and  has co-directed a number of seminars for high school and college teachers at the National Endowment for the Humanities Center and under the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Among his previous works are The Death of Satan, Required Reading, A New England Anthology, and The Puritan Ordeal, which received the 1990 Lionel Trilling Award at Columbia University, where he is Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities. Mr. Delbanco lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

    Table of Contents

    The Portable Abraham LincolnIntroduction by Andrew Delbanco
    A Note on the Texts
    Chronology

    The Portable Abraham Lincoln

    The Emergence of Lincoln

    To the People of Sangamo County, Mar. 9, 1832
    Letter to Mrs. Orville H. Browning, Apr. 1, 1838
    Letter to Joshua F. Speed, June 19, 1841
    Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, Jan. 27, 1838
    Handbill Replying to Charges of Infidelity, July 31, 1846
    Letter to William H. Herndon, Feb. 1, 1848
    Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, Apr. 16, 1848
    Fragment on Niagara Falls (late Sept. 1848?)
    Notes on the Practice of Law (1850?)

    Lincoln Becomes a Republican

    Fragment on Slavery (1854?)
    Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act at Peoria, Illinois, Oct. 16, 1854
    Letter to George Robertson, Aug. 15, 1855
    Letter to Joshua F. Speed, Aug. 24, 1855
    Speech on the Dred Scott Decision at Springfield, Illinois, June 26, 1857
    "House Divided" Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858
    Fragment on the Struggle Against Slavery (c. July 1858)
    Speech at Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 1858
    First Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Ottawa, Illinois, Aug. 21, 1858
    Letter to W. H. Wells, Jan. 8, 1859
    Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, Jacksonville, Illinois, Feb. 11, 1859
    Address to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sept. 30, 1859

    The Presidential Campaign

    Address at Cooper Institute, New York City, Feb. 27, 1860
    Letter to Cornelius F. McNeill, Apr. 6, 1860
    "Whiskers" Letter to Grace Bedell, Oct. 19, 1860

    Secession and the Coming of the War

    Passage Written for Lyman Trumbull's Speech at Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 20, 1860
    Letter to Alexander H. Stephens, Dec. 22, 1860
    Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 11, 1861
    Speech at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb. 22, 1861
    First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1861
    Letter to Gen. Winfield Scott, Mar. 9, 1861
    Letter to Gen. Winfield Scott, Apr, 1, 1861
    Letter to Secretary of State William H. Seward, Apr. 1, 1861
    Letter to Gen. Winfield Scott, Apr. 25, 1861
    Letter to Gen. Winfield Scott, Apr. 27, 1861
    Letter to Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth, May 25, 1861
    Message to Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861

    Commander in Chief

    Letter to Gen. John C. Fremont, Sept. 2, 1861
    Message to Congress, Mar. 6, 1862
    Letter to Gideon Welles, Mar. 10, 1862
    Letter to Horace Greeley, Mar. 24, 1862
    Address on Colonization to a Committee of Colored Men, Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1862
    Letter to Horace Greeley, Aug. 22, 1862
    Meditation on the Divine Will (c. early Sept. 1862)
    Proclamation Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Sept. 24, 1862
    Letter to Gen. George B. McClellan, Oct. 13, 1862
    Letter to Gen. George B. McClellan, Oct. 24, 1862
    Memorandum on Furloughs, Nov. 1862
    Letter to Carl Schurz, Nov. 24, 1862
    Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862
    Message to the Army of the Potomac, Dec. 22, 1862
    Final Emancipation Proclamation, Jan.1, 1863
    Letter to Gen. Joseph Hooker, Jan 26, 1863
    Letter to Erastus Corning and Others, June 12, 1863
    Letter to Samuel P. Lee, July 4, 1863
    Letter to Gen. George G. Meade, July 14, 1863
    Order of Retaliation, July 30, 1863
    Letter to Dr. John P. Gray, Sept. 10, 1863
    Approval of Sentence of David M. Wright, Oct. 7, 1863
    Letter to Gen. John G. Foster, Oct. 17, 1863
    Opinion on the Draft (c. mid-Sept. 1863)
    Letter to Gen. George G. Meade, Oct. 12, 1863
    Memorandum on Testing Diller's Powder (Nov. 2, 1863, or after)
    Address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19, 1863
    Letter to Gov. Edward Everett, Nov. 20, 1863
    Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, Dec. 8, 1863
    Amnesty for Emily T. Helm, Dec. 14, 1863
    Letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Feb. 1, 1864
    Letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Feb. 5, 1864
    Letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Mar. 1, 1864
    Letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Mar. 18, 1864
    Letter to Albert G. Hodges, Apr. 4, 1864
    Draft of Address for Sanitary Fair at Baltimore, Maryland (before Apr. 18, 1864)
    Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland, Apr, 18, 1864
    Letter to Sen. Charles Sumner, May 19, 1864
    Letter to Charles D. Robinson, Aug. 17, 1864

    Fate

    Memorandum on Probable Failure of Re-election, Aug. 23, 1864
    Draft of Letter to Isaac M. Schermerhorn, Sept. 12, 1864
    Response to Serenade, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1864
    Letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, Nov. 21, 1864
    Letter to John Phillips, Nov. 21, 1864
    Reply to a Southern Woman (Dec. 6, 1864, or before)
    Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865
    Letter to Thurlow Weed, Mar. 15, 1865
    Speech to the 140th Indiana Regiment, Washington, D.C., Mar. 17, 1865
    Response to Serenade, Washington, D.C., Apr. 10, 1865
    Speech on Reconstruction, Washington, D.C., Apr. 11, 1865
    Memorandum Concerning Passes to Richmond, Apr. 13 or 14, 1865

    Biographical List of Lincoln's Correspondents
    Index

    What People are Saying About This

    Ric Burns

    [An] excellent, thoughtfully presented selection…The ironic intelligence and the sharp sense of purpose, the wit, lucidity and emotional force come through with an undiminished and chastening power to make us think and feel.
    —Ric Burns, co-producer of The Civil War

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    "[An] excellent, thoughtfully presented selection . . . The ironic intelligence and sharp sense of purpose, the wit, lucidity, and emotional force come through with an undiminished and chastening power to make us think and feel."
    -Ric Burns, co-producer of PBS's The Civil War

    Andrew W. Mellon

    Ought to be required for every student of American History and Letters…Delbanco understands American history and he understands what elevates writing from the pedestrian to greatness. His own eloquent introduction is a worthy preface to this superb collection.
    —Andrew W. Mellon, Professor of History, Emory University

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