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Exploring Lincoln : great historians reappraise our greatest president / edited by Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams.

Contributor(s): Williams, Frank J [editor,, author.] | Symonds, Craig L [editor,, author.] | Holzer, Harold [editor,, author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; The North's Civil War.Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780823265664; 0823265668; 9780823265657; 082326565X.Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Exploring Lincoln : Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President.DDC classification: 973.7092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction / Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams -- Lincoln's role in the 1860 presidential campaign / William C. Harris -- The Baltimore plot: fact or fiction? / Michael J. Kline -- The old army and the seeds of change / John F. Marszalek -- Seward and Lincoln: a second look / Walter Stahr -- Mourning in America: death comes to the Civil War White Houses / Catherine Clinton -- Abraham Lincoln: admiral-in-chief / Craig L. Symonds -- Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee: reluctant "traitors" / William C. Davis -- "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": origins, influence, legacies / John Stauffer -- The emancipation of Abraham Lincoln / Eric Foner -- Lincoln and the struggle to end slavery / Richard Striner -- Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: a propaganda tool for the enemy? / Amanda Foreman -- The Gettysburg Campaign and the New York City draft riots: conspiracy or coincidence? / Barnet Schecter -- Lincoln and New York: a fraught relationship / Harold Holzer -- Lincoln and McClellan: a reappraisal / John C. Waugh -- Judging Lincoln as judge / Frank J. Williams -- The madness of Mary Lincoln: a new examination based on the discovery of her lost insanity letters / Jason Emerson.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams -- Lincoln's role in the 1860 presidential campaign / William C. Harris -- The Baltimore plot: fact or fiction? / Michael J. Kline -- The old army and the seeds of change / John F. Marszalek -- Seward and Lincoln: a second look / Walter Stahr -- Mourning in America: death comes to the Civil War White Houses / Catherine Clinton -- Abraham Lincoln: admiral-in-chief / Craig L. Symonds -- Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee: reluctant "traitors" / William C. Davis -- "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": origins, influence, legacies / John Stauffer -- The emancipation of Abraham Lincoln / Eric Foner -- Lincoln and the struggle to end slavery / Richard Striner -- Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: a propaganda tool for the enemy? / Amanda Foreman -- The Gettysburg Campaign and the New York City draft riots: conspiracy or coincidence? / Barnet Schecter -- Lincoln and New York: a fraught relationship / Harold Holzer -- Lincoln and McClellan: a reappraisal / John C. Waugh -- Judging Lincoln as judge / Frank J. Williams -- The madness of Mary Lincoln: a new examination based on the discovery of her lost insanity letters / Jason Emerson.

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Library Journal Review

Lincoln historian Holzer (Lincoln and the Power of the Press; Lincoln President-Elect; Why Lincoln Matters) has brought together 16 recent papers originally presented at the prestigious Lincoln Forum. In Holzer's scope of interest, these papers represent the ever-widening range of questions about Lincoln: the man, the lawyer, the politician, the commander in chief, the emancipator, and more. Papers focus on a variety of subjects, such as American diplomacy, West Pointers in the U.S. Army, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, the mental illness of Mary Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, and the aftermath of the Civil War. Most essays are drawn from larger works published or in progress so that readers get a good sense of the latest scholarship in a very digestible form, making the book an excellent "survey" of Lincoln-era scholarship, instructive for classroom use and general reading. Verdict Although Lincoln scholars will find no surprises in these essays, they will appreciate their confidence and clarity in argument. All readers will appreciate anew why Lincoln is the inexhaustible subject, for in many ways his story is America's story.-Randall M. Miller, St. Joseph's Univ., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Harold Holzer is one of the leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He is a prolific writer and lecturer. He has written, co-written and edited over 30 books including Abraham Lincoln, The Writer (2000), which was named to the Children's Literature Choice List and the Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, and Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (2004), which won a 2005 Lincoln Prize. He has also written over 425 popular magazine and scholarly journal articles and numerous pamphlets and monographs. He has won numerous awards including the Barondess Award of the Civil War Round Table of New York five times; the Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Group of New York three times; a 1988 George Washington Medal; the 2000 Newman Book Award; and the 2008 National Humanities Medal. He is the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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