The Portable Abraham Lincoln

The Portable Abraham Lincoln

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ISBN-13: 9780143105640
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Bicentennial
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 560,244
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

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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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