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Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 122 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 49,042 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Poetry  War stories  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence 
Classifications: PS3525.I972, B
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Most widely held works by Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
Lincoln : a photobiography by Russell Freedman( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 4,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President
Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 46
Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O'Hara sets about to salvage her plantation home
Freedom by William Safire( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: A novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. A historical novel exploring the first two years of the Civil War
Always the young strangers by Carl Sandburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sandburg recalls his childhood in Galesburg, Illinois
Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography by Jean H Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the privileged daughter of a proud family who married President Lincoln and never recovered from his death
Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution by James M McPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays on aspects of Lincoln as a military leader, the Civil War, and the changes in the South
Band of angels by Robert Penn Warren( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amantha Starr, who was sent to Ohio at age nine to receive an education, does not return to her father's Kentucky plantation until she learns of his death. At his graveside she is shocked to learn that her mother had been a plantation slave, and now she, Amantha, is being sold by her father's creditors. This is her story for a search of freedom
The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties by Mark E Neely( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Fate of Liberty, Mark Neely -- one of America's leading authorities on Lincoln -- explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies, examining his controversial restriction of civil liberties and the abuses of power that arose under martial law." "Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned attempt to deal with a floodtide of unforeseen events -- from the disintegrating public order in the border states to the outcry against the first draft in U.S. history. Drawing on letters from prisoners, records of military courts and federal prisons, memoirs, and federal archives, he paints a vivid picture of how Lincoln responded to these problems, how his policies were actually executed, and the virulent political debates that followed. Lincoln emerges from this account with his legendary statesmanship intact -- mindful of political realities and prone to temper the sentences of military courts, concerned not with persecuting his opponents but with prosecuting the war efficiently." "Written with keen insight and an intimate grasp of the original sources, The Fate of Liberty brings to life the crises and chaos of a nation at war with itself, changing our understanding of Lincoln and his most controversial policies. Book jacket."--Jacket
The Historian's Lincoln : pseudohistory, psychohistory, and history by Gabor Boritt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles present opposing views on the former president's behavior, motives, idealogy, politics, and stereotypes
Immortal wife, the biographical novel of Jessie Benton Fremont by Irving Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the ambitious wife of John Fremont
Lincoln on democracy by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: His own words, with essays by America's foremost Civil War historians
Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War by Alexander Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unabridged and unaltered republication of the first edition published in 1866 ... titled Gardner's photgraphic sketch book of the war."
A book of Americans by Rosemary Benét( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-six poems sketch the lives of famous men and women from Christopher Columbus to Woodrow Wilson
The insanity file : the case of Mary Todd Lincoln by Mark E Neely( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV><DIV> In 1875 Robert Todd Lincoln caused his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, to be committed to an insane asylum. Based on newly discovered manuscript materials, this book seeks to explain how and why. In these documents-marked by Robert Todd Lincoln as the "MTL Insanity File"--Exists the only definitive record of the tragic story of Mary Todd Lincoln's insanity trial. The book that results from these letters and documents addresses several areas of controversy in the life of the widow of Abraham Lincoln: the extent of her illness, the fairness of her trial, and the motives of those who had her committed for treatment. Related issues include the status of women under the law as well as the legal and medical treatment of insanity. Speculating on the reasons for her mental condition, the authors note that Mrs. Lincoln suffered an extraordinary amount of tragedy in a relatively few years. Three of her four sons died very young, and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After the death of her son Willie she maintained a darkly rigorous mourning for nearly three years, prompting the president to warn her that excessive woe might force him to send her to "that large white house on the hill yonder," the government hospital for the insane. Mrs. Lincoln also suffered anxiety about money, charting an exceptionally erratic financial course. She had spent lavishly during her husband's presidency and at his death found herself deeply in debt. She had purchased trunkfuls of drapes to hang over phantom windows. 84 pairs of kid gloves in less than a month, and $3,200 worth of jewelry in the three months preceding Lincoln's assassination. She followed the same erratic course for the rest of her life, creating in herself a tremendous anxiety. She occasionally feared that people were trying to kill her, and in 1873 she told her doctor that an Indian spirit was removing wires from her eyes and bones from her cheeks. Her son assembled an army of lawyers and medical experts who would swear in court that Mrs. Lincoln was insane. The jury found her insane and in need of treatment in an asylum. Whether the verdict was correct or not, the trial made Mary Lincoln desperate. Within hours of the verdict she would attempt suicide. In a few months she would contemplate murder. Since then every aspect of the trial has been criticized-from the defense attorney to the laws in force at the time. Neely and McMurtry deal with the trial, the commitment of Mary Todd Lincoln, her release, and her second trial. An appendix features letters and fragments by Mrs. Lincoln from the "Insanity File." The book is illustrated by 25 photographs. </DIV></DIV>
The beleaguered city : Richmond, 1861-1865 by Alfred Hoyt Bill( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago by Harry Hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of Mrs. Lincoln : the harrowing never-before-told story of Mary Todd Lincoln's last and finest years by Samuel Agnew Schreiner( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Todd Lincoln (181882) was a politically ambitious, volatile, and sharp-tongued woman, a shopaholic, and an embarrassment to her son and to the powerful men who sought to control the Lincoln legacy for their own political supremacy. Slandered by former Lincoln cronies and Republican operatives, such as William Herndon, Ward Hill Lamon, and Thurlow Weed; disliked by her sons wife, the former Mary Harlan; plagued by debts, her pension grant having been denied by Congress; conspired against by her son, Robert, along with Supreme Court justice David Davis, Leonard Swett, John Todd Stuart, Isaac N. Arnold, and others, she had literally no one to turn to. This account of her final years, based on documentary evidence, sets the record straight and restores the reputation of one of the most maligned women in American political history
Letters of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )

in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln, Douglas, and slavery : in the crucible of public debate by David Zarefsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dynamics of the Lincoln-Douglas debates ; sets the speeches in the context of the time and explains the complicated issue of slavery in the territories, the focal point around which they revolved
 
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Lincoln : a photobiography
Alternative Names
Alfred Stern Collection (Library of Congress)

Alfred Whital Stern Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress. Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Stern Collection (Library of Congress)

Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)

Languages
English (40)

Covers
Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamationsGone with the windAbraham Lincoln and the second American RevolutionThe fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil libertiesLincoln on democracyGardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War