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The best American history essays on Lincoln

Author: Sean Wilentz; Organization of American Historians.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Reflections on the life, political leadership, character, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln include contributions by such notable American historians as James McPherson, Edmund Wilson, and John Hope Franklin.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Wilentz; Organization of American Historians.
ISBN: 9780230609150 9780230609143 0230609155 0230609147
OCLC Number: 226357020
Description: xvii, 252 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: General appraisals. Abraham Lincoln and the self-made myth / Richard Hofstadter ; Abraham Lincoln / Edmund Wilson ; Naturally anti-slavery : Lincoln, race, and the complexity of American liberty / James Oliver Horton --
The private Lincoln. A strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy / David Herbert Donald ; Mary and Abraham : a marriage / Jean H. Baker --
Lincoln the politician. The master politician / Richard N. Current ; The origins and purpose of Lincoln's "house-divided" speech / Don E. Fehrenbacher ; Why the Republicans rejected both compromise and secession / David M. Potter --
Lincoln, the presidency, and the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation : the decision and the writing / John Hope Franklin ; Lincoln and the strategy of unconditional surrender / James M. McPherson ; Lincoln and the Constitution / Mark E. Neely, Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Sean Wilentz for the Organization of American Historians.
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Sean Wilentz gathers illuminating reflections on a beloved president from some of America's greatest historians.  Read more...

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'Full of closely-observed commentary and genuine insight, this roundup will be appreciated most by students and serious armchair historians.' - Publishers' Weekly

 
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