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Lincoln revisited : new insights from the Lincoln Forum /
edited by John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel.
imprint
New York : Fordham University Press, 2007.
description
xiii, 369 p.
ISBN
0823227367 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780823227365 (cloth : alk. paper)
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New York : Fordham University Press, 2007.
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0823227367 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780823227365 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Lincoln's political faith in the Peoria address / Joseph R. Fornieri -- Lincoln's political religion and religious politics / Lucas E. Morel -- Lincoln, Douglas, and popular sovereignty : the Mormon dimension / John Y. Simoner -- The campaign of 1860 : Cooper Union, Mathew Brady, and the campaign of words and images / Harold Holzer -- "I see the president" : Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home / Matthew Pinsker -- Varieties of religious experience : Abraham and Mary Lincoln / Jean Baker -- The poet and the president : Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman / Daniel Mark Epstein -- 1862, a year of decision for Mr. Lincoln and General Halleck / John F. Marszalek -- "I felt it to be my duty to refuse" : the president and the slave trader / William Lee Miller -- Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant / Jean Edward Smith -- Motivating men : Lincoln, Grant, MacArthur, and Kennedy / Geoffrey Perret -- Lincoln and his admirals / Craig L. Symonds -- After emancipation : Abraham Lincoln's black dream / Michael Vorenberg -- The second inaugural address : the spoken words / Ronald C. White Jr -- Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties : then and now / Frank J. Williams -- After Lincoln's reelection : foreign complications / William C. Harris -- Henry Adams on Lincoln / Garry Wills -- Lincoln's assassination and John Wilkes Booth's Confederate connection / Edward Steers, Jr.
general note
Essays originally delivered as Lincoln Forum lectures between 2003 and 2005.
catalogue key
6190545
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2007-05-15:
This collection of 18 newly published essays, originally delivered as papers at the Lincoln Forum, brings together a who's who of Lincoln scholars working in several areas of scholarly concern and general public interest. The essays explore topics as varied as Lincoln's political faith, civic religion, speeches, use of religious language, emancipation policy, ideas on popular sovereignty, relations with generals and admirals, civil liberties, pardoning practice, the Lincolns' religious experiences, the Confederate connection to Lincoln's assassination, and Lincoln's image. They are uniformly insightful, informed, and interesting, and they reveal the many dimensions of Lincoln as man and myth, the character and functions of Lincoln as war leader, and his enduring significance in word and action. Any student of Lincoln and his era will want this book as a primer on why Lincoln still matters and as a prime means of exploring old themes and discovering new ones. All librarians, in preparing for the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth in 2009, would do well to make this book available. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.-Randall M. Miller, Saint Joseph's Univ., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Lincoln Revisited is a highly readable and useful guide to scholarship on the eve of the Lincoln bicentennial.-Mark E. Steiner . . . together, these essays make a useful collection.-Matthew M. Vosmeier Anyone with an interest in Lincoln's life and actions in the Civil War would be well served in reading this work.
". . . Represents ongoing scholarly engagement with the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and address a diverse range of topics, including Lincoln's private life, his use of oratory, his effectiveness as a military commander, his wartime curtailment of civil liberties, and his intellectual engagement with poet Walt Whitman."
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Long Description
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 masterful guidebook to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story-- a 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 new look at established debates-including those about their own landmark works. Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from Matthew Pinsker on Lincoln's private life and Jean Miller on religion and the Lincoln marriage to Geoffrey Perret on Lincoln as leader and Frank J. Williams on Lincoln and civil liberties in war time. The eighteen original essays explore every corner of Lincoln's world-religion 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 on the constantly reinterpreted genius of Abraham Lincoln. The contributors: Jean Baker, Daniel Mark Epstein, Joseph R. Fornieri, William C. Harris, Harold Holzer, John F. Marszalek, William LeeMiller, Lucas E. Morel, Geoffrey Perret, Matthew Pinsker, Jean Edward Smith, John Y. Simon, Edward Steers, Jr., Craig L. Symonds, Michael Vorenberg, Ronald C. White, Jr., Frank J. Williams, Garry Wills.
Main Description
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 guide to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story-a 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 debates-including those about their own landmark works. Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from 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 world-religion 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 Revisitedgive a new generation of students, scholars, and citizens the perspectives vital for understanding the constantly reinterpreted genius of Abraham Lincoln.
Main Description
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 guide to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story-a 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 debates-including those about their own landmark works. Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from 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 world-religion 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.
Main Description
In February 2009, America celebrates the bicentennial of the birth ofAbraham 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. Andeach year, historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents.Lincoln Revisited is a masterful guidebook to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story-- a 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 new look at established debates-including those about their own landmark works.Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from Matthew Pinsker on Lincoln's private life and Jean Miller on religion and the Lincoln marriage to Geoffrey Perret on Lincoln as leader and Frank J. Williams on Lincoln and civil liberties in war time. Theeighteen original essays explore every corner of Lincoln's world-religionand 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 citizensthe perspectives vital for understanding on the constantly reinterpretedgenius of Abraham Lincoln.The contributors: Jean Baker, Daniel Mark Epstein, Joseph R. Fornieri,William C. Harris, Harold Holzer, John F. Marszalek, William Lee Miller, Lucas E. Morel, Geoffrey Perret, Matthew Pinsker, Jean Edward Smith, John Y. Simon, Edward Steers, Jr., Craig L. Symonds, Michael Vorenberg,Ronald C. White, Jr., Frank J. Williams, Garry Wills.
Main Description
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 guidebook to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story--a 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 debates--including those about their own landmark works.Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy--from 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 world--religion 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.
Main Description
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 eachyear historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents. Lincoln Revisited is a masterly guidebook to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story - a 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 alsotake a new look at established debates - including those about their own landmark works. Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy - from 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 world - religion 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.
Main Description
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 story-a 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 debates-including those about their own landmark works.Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from 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 world-religion 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Lincoln's Political Faith in the Peoria Addressp. 1
Lincoln's Political Religion and Religious Politicsp. 19
Lincoln, Douglas, and Popular Sovereignty: The Mormon Dimensionp. 45
The Campaign of 1860: Cooper Union, Mathew Brady, and the Campaign of Words and Imagesp. 57
"I See the President": Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Homep. 81
Varieties of Religious Experience: Abraham and Mary Lincolnp. 105
The Poet and the President: Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitmanp. 117
1862-A Year of Decision for President Lincoln and General Halleckp. 133
"I Felt It to Be My Duty to Refuse": The President and the Slave Traderp. 147
Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grantp. 169
Motivating Men: Lincoln, Grant, MacArthur, and Kennedyp. 181
Lincoln and His Admiralsp. 195
After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln's Black Dreamp. 215
The Second Inaugural Address: The Spoken Wordsp. 231
Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties: Then and Nowp. 251
After Lincoln's Reelection: Foreign Complicationsp. 279
Henry Adams on Lincolnp. 297
Lincoln's Assassination and John Wilkes Booth's Confederate Connectionp. 311
Notesp. 327
Contributorsp. 365
The Lincoln Forum: Officers and Advisorsp. 370
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