The war worth fighting : Abraham Lincoln's presidency and Civil War America / edited by Stephen D. Engle.

Contributor(s): Engle, Stephen Douglas [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksAlan B. Larkin series on the American presidency: Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813055343; 0813055342Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | African Americans -- History | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General | African Americans | Command of troops | United States | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) | American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) | 1861-1865Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: War worth fightingDDC classification: 973.7092 LOC classification: E456 | .W37 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction / Stephen D. Engle -- Part I. Lincoln's war and the people's contest -- The passage of Lincoln's republic: Providence in progress / Orville Vernon Burton -- The president as pedagogue: teaching citizenship in time of war / J. Matthew Gallman -- Lincoln as Commander in Chief: forays into generalship / Mark Grimsley -- Part II. The war beyond the White House -- The political culture of the North: party politics of nation and state / Jennifer L. Weber -- Legalities in wartime: the myth of the writ of habeas corpus / Mark E. Neely Jr -- Emancipation in Washington, D.C.: battleground for freedom and reconstruction / Kate Masur -- Part III. The visible hand of leadership at home and abroad -- Lincoln as leader: the visible hand of the presidency / Richard J. Carwardine -- Lincoln as chief diplomat in war: perception and reality / Howard Jones -- War-time reconstruction: constructing the union's new cornerstone / Brooks D. Simpson -- Epilogue. Lincoln's presidential legacy: the last best hope / Michael Burlingame.
Summary: This volume collects the papers of the 7th annual Larkin Symposium, adding additional essays to flesh out the collection, that explore the context of the Abraham Lincoln presidency, the implications of the Civil War and the new republic that emerged out of the conflict.
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Introduction / Stephen D. Engle -- Part I. Lincoln's war and the people's contest -- The passage of Lincoln's republic: Providence in progress / Orville Vernon Burton -- The president as pedagogue: teaching citizenship in time of war / J. Matthew Gallman -- Lincoln as Commander in Chief: forays into generalship / Mark Grimsley -- Part II. The war beyond the White House -- The political culture of the North: party politics of nation and state / Jennifer L. Weber -- Legalities in wartime: the myth of the writ of habeas corpus / Mark E. Neely Jr -- Emancipation in Washington, D.C.: battleground for freedom and reconstruction / Kate Masur -- Part III. The visible hand of leadership at home and abroad -- Lincoln as leader: the visible hand of the presidency / Richard J. Carwardine -- Lincoln as chief diplomat in war: perception and reality / Howard Jones -- War-time reconstruction: constructing the union's new cornerstone / Brooks D. Simpson -- Epilogue. Lincoln's presidential legacy: the last best hope / Michael Burlingame.

This volume collects the papers of the 7th annual Larkin Symposium, adding additional essays to flesh out the collection, that explore the context of the Abraham Lincoln presidency, the implications of the Civil War and the new republic that emerged out of the conflict.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Amid the deluge of commemorations of the Civil War's sesquicentennial, one might reasonably ask if there really is a need for another collection of essays on Abraham Lincoln and his wartime presidency. Fortunately, this collection actually breaks some new scholarly ground and is a worthy contribution to the literature on this era. Engle has assembled an impressive cast of contributors, a who's who of Lincoln and Civil War scholars who weigh in on a wide range of topics. The collection has three parts: "Lincoln's War and the People's Contest," "The War beyond the White House," and "The Visible Hand of Leadership at Home and Abroad." All nine essays are high quality, but particularly noteworthy are J. Matthew Gallman's examination of Lincoln as a "pedagogue" of citizenship during the war, Mark E. Neely's challenge to the "myth" surrounding habeas corpus, and Kate Masur's fascinating discussion of emancipation in Washington, DC, as a reflection of the larger struggle over freedom and its meanings during this era. Scholarly yet accessible for the interested public, this collection will be read with profit by students of the Lincoln presidency and Civil War era. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. --Kevin M. Gannon, Grand View University

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