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Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865

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Works: 28,109 works in 51,168 publications in 18 languages and 1,397,982 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Quotations  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Fiction  Poetry 
Subject Headings: Presidents  Lawyers 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Dedicatee, Signer, Correspondent, Honoree, Editor, Other, Recipient, Librettist, Former owner, Creator, Attributed name, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: E457.92, B
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Publications about Abraham Lincoln
Publications by Abraham Lincoln
Publications by Abraham Lincoln, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Abraham Lincoln
 
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Most widely held works by Abraham Lincoln
Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
68 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,658 libraries worldwide
Vol. 46
The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
22 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and held by 2,089 libraries worldwide
In the blistering summer of 1858, as America teetered on the brink of disunion, two Illinois politicians seized the nation's attention and gripped it for two extraordinary months. Through the sheer force of their words, personalities, and ideas, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas transformed a local contest for the U.S. Senate into a watershed national debate on the contentious issue of slavery and, indeed, on the principles upon which this country was founded. Yet what Lincoln and Douglas really said in those seminal debates has long been suppressed. At the time, newspapers were blatantly partisan, and though stenographers took down the speeches word for word, editors and transcribers subsequently "improved" their candidate's remarks while printing his opponent's words, warts and all. What has been reprinted ever since are the "improved," inaccurate versions. Harold Holzer has uncovered unedited texts of the debates, and this book will be the first ever to present all seven of them in their unexpurgated entirety. Besides the first true transcription of the debates, Holzer offers, through an Introduction and extensive notes, crystalline portraits of the combatants - their personalities and bearing, their quirks and foibles. Holzer also casts a brilliant light on the "house divided against itself," showing us an America at once exuberant and deeply uncertain about its future. He provides trenchant evocations of the physical and emotional stages on which the debates were set. We glimpse the feverishly enthusiastic audiences that mobbed the debates. We also witness the exceptional fervor with which the entire country followed them. Lincoln and Douglas galvanized a nation and permanently transformed our national consciousness with the speeches they gave during the summer and fall of 1858. To read the words these men actually spoke in their historic confrontation is an opportunity to witness the apex of American political discourse. Here - for the first time in more than 130 years - are those words. Here - at last - is that opportunity
The Lincoln papers : the story of the collection, with selections to July 4, 1861 by David C Mearns( Book )
12 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 1,446 libraries worldwide
"Shortly after Lincoln's death, in 1865, all the papers which had accumulated in his office files during his presidency, plus many more which he had brought with him from Springfield, were removed from the White House by his son. From that time until July 26, 1947, when the collection was first opened to the public, these papers were shrouded in secrecy. In the introductory chapters of this book, the author presents the dramatic history of the collection, exploring and explaining the origins of the fabulous legend which grew up around it during the eighty-two years that it remained inaccessible to scholars and to the public. Following this introductory section is the main body of these two volumes- a selection of more than 500 vital documents from the monumental collection now in the Library of Congress, with notes when they are necessary to make the papers completely intelligible to the reader. This selection of papers goes up to July 4, 1861, covering Lincoln's early years, his political campaigns, and the first critical months of the presidency when the nation was torn by civil war."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, illustrated by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
111 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
The text of one of the greatest speeches in American history is accompanied by battlefield images from the Civil War era
Lincoln; his words and his world by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
Pictorial biography with text covering some of the outstanding incidents in the life and career of Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
23 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and American politician Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) debated seven times during the 1858 campaign for a senate seat from Illinois. Lincoln lost the 1858 election, but defeated Douglas in the 1860 campaign for the presidency. The site features a list of the locations of the debates
The inaugural address, 2009 by Barack Obama( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Presents the full text of President Obama's inaugural address, as well as President Lincoln's first and second inaugural addresses, his Gettysburg Address, and Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self-reliance."
Abe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
A collection of his anecdotes with notes and sources
The Lincoln mailbag : America writes to the President, 1861-1865 by Harold Holzer( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 libraries worldwide
The letters, of course, speak for themselves, but Holzer's introduction and annotations provide historical context for events and people described as well as for those who wrote so passionately to their president in Lincoln's America
What Lincoln said by Sarah L Thomson( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
The author integrates Lincoln's famous words into the narrative, revealing the inspiration and determination that led to his greatest achievements
Abraham Lincoln: his speeches and writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
47 editions published between 1895 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Basler has gone through the body of Lincoln utterance and his selections from it in a very peculiar time, a global war time and that war interwoven with many civil wars, a war in which the American Union of States issued as a colossal and decisive force among world powers. What have we to learn from Lincoln in this time when unprecedented and incalculable forces are to operate on our future, when the mind of man and his will and vision must meet the challenge of what is termed AA1, the Year One of the Atomic Age, when we hear the oft-recurring question, "What would Lincoln do now?" And now comes Mr. Basler to lay before you the best writings and speeches of Lincoln for you to find what of Lincoln is usable for these terrific history-shaping years. As a writer and speaker Lincoln had several styles and used them according to what events and occasions demanded. Plain talk, blunt and utterly lucid statements, these are to be found in plenty throughout his writings and speeches. Then again you may find him employing a prose that is cadenced, sonorous, masterly and having its relation to certain masterpieces of literature that had become part of him. - Preface
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
"The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, seven legendary meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during their 1858 senatorial campaign in Illinois, made history, and changed its course as well. ... The debates were the culmination of a political rivalry that had its origin twenty-five years before, when Lincoln and Douglas were aspiring politicians in the Illinois legislature. The main theme was slavery and its expansion into the western territories. Douglas argued for the concept of popular sovereignty, with the people of each territory deciding the slavery question for themselves. But in Lincoln's view, this approach would nationalize and perpetuate slavery. Though Douglas won re-election to the Senate, Lincoln's gift for oratory and his anti-slavery stance in the debates made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the presidency in 1860"--Container
Home : a journey through America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poetry and prose by such writers as Carl Sandburg, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, all celebrating aspects of the American landscape
Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive collection of remarks attributed to Abraham Lincoln by his contemporaries. Much of what is known or believed about the man comes from such utterances, which have been an important part of Lincoln biography. About his mother, for instance, he never wrote anything beyond supplying a few routine facts, but he can be quoted as stating orally that she was the illegitimate daughter of a Virginia aristocrat. Similarly, there is no mention of Ann Rutledge in any of his writings, but he can be quoted as saying when he was president-elect, "I did honestly and truly love the girl and think often, often of her now." Did Lincoln make a conditional offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in April 1861? Did he personally make the decision to restore General McClellan to army command in September 1862? To whom did he first reveal his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation? Did he label the Gettysburg address a failure right after delivering it? Did he, just a few days before his assassination, dream of a president lying dead in the White House? All of these questions, and many others, arise from recollective quotations of Lincoln, and the answer in each instance depends upon how one appraises the reliability of such recollection. Recalled piecemeal over a period of more than half a century and scattered about in diaries, letters, newspaper interviews, and reminiscent writing of various kinds, these quotations lie outside the Lincoln canon in the sense that they are not, with a few exceptions, included in his published "works," nor has their authenticity been more than randomly tested. This book contains only quotations traceable to named auditors (persons claiming to have heard the quoted words directly from Lincoln) plus quotations reported contemporaneously by anonymous newspaper correspondents. The quotations are arranged alphabetically by auditor, often with critical comment. The book is designed not only as a collection of quotations but as a step toward the evaluation of such resources and as a critique of historians' use of them
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
41 editions published between 1894 and 1988 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
On civil disobedience; American essays, old and new by Robert A Goldwin( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Famous speeches of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
9 editions published between 1935 and 1990 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Great speeches by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
A collection of 16 documents of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, proclamations, and personal correspondence
Political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the celebrated campaign of 1858 in Illinois; including the preceding speeches of each at Chicago, Springfield, etc by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
20 editions published between 1894 and 1907 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
The Senatorial election of 1858 that Lincoln would lose propelled him to the Presidency in 1860 upon the widespread publication of these seven masterpieces of debate on the virtue of the republic and the evil of slavery
Lincoln in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
More than any other American before or since, Abraham Lincoln had a way with words that has shaped our national idea of ourselves. Actively disliked and even vilified by many Americans for the vast majority of his career, this most studied, most storied, and most documented leader still stirs up controversy. Showing not only the development of a powerful mind but the ways in which our sixteenth president was perceived by equally brilliant American minds of a decidedly literary and political bent, Harold K. Bush's Lincoln in His Own Time provides some of the most significant contemporary
 
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Â-pak-lâ-hón Lìm-khén
Abrahaam Liinken
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln 16è president dels Estats Units d'Amèrica
Abraham Lincoln 16e président des États-Unis
Abraham Lincoln 16º Presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America
Abraham Lincoln 16º presidente dos Estados Unidos
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States of America
Abraham Lincoln amerikai jogász, politikus, az Amerikai Egyesült Államok 16. elnöke (1861-1865)
Abraham Lincoln amerikansk præsident
Abraham Lincoln de 16de president van de Verenigde Staten
Abraham Lincoln decimosexto presidente de los Estados Unidos
Abraham Lincoln maika-16 a Presidente ti Estados Unidos iti Amerika
Abraham Lincoln prezydent USA
Abraham Lincoln Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ (1861–1865)
Abraham Lincoln US-amerikanischer Präsident
Abraham Lincoln USAs 16. president
Abraham Lincoln Usona prezidento
Abraham Lincoln Yhdysvaltain 16. presidentti
Abrahams Lėnkuolns
Abrahams Linkolns
Abrahamus Lincoln sextus decimus Praeses Civitatum Foederatarum
Abraomas Linkolnas Amerikos prezidentas
Aperaamo Linikone
Avraam Linkoln
Lin-kʻen 1809-1865
Lincoln, A. 1809-1865
Lincoln, A. (Abraham), 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abe 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraão 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraham
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Pres. U.S.
Lincoln, Abraham, Pres. U.S., 1809-1865
Lingkʻŏn 1809-1865
Liṅkan, Abrahāṃ 1809-1865
Linkan, ʼAbrehām 1809-1865
Liṅkan, Ēbrāhaṃ 1809-1865
Linken 1809-1865
Linkolʹn, Avraam 1809-1865
Linkolns, Abrahams 1809-1865
Linkŭln, Abrakham 1809-1865
Linkūln, Ibrāhīm 1809-1865
Linzgenj
Αβραάμ Λίνκολν 16ος πρόεδρος των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Αμερικής
Абрагам Лінкальн
Абрагам Лінколн
Абрахам Линколн
Абрахам Линкольн
Авраам Линкольн
Авраам Линкольн 16-й президент США
Авраам Лінкольн 16-й президент США, перший президент від республіканської партії, визволитель американських рабів
Авраҳам Линколн
Аўраам Лінкальн
Ейбрахам Линкълн
Линкольн, Авраам
Линкольн, Авраам 1809-1865
Աբրահամ Լինքոլն
אברהם לינקאלן
אברהם לינקולן
לינקאלין 1865־1809
לינקאלן, אברהם 1809-1865
לינקאלן, אייברעהעם 1809-1865
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לינקולן, אברהם
לינקולן, אברהם 1809-1865
أبراهام لنكولن، 1809-1865
ابراهام لينكولن
أبراهام لينكون
آبراهام لینکلن
آبراهام لینکلن امریکای رییسجمهور بی‌یه
آبراهام لینکلن شانزدهمین رییس‌حمهور آمریکا
ابراہام لنکن
لينكولن، أبراهام، 1809-1865
ئێبراھام لینکۆن
އަބްރަހަމް ލިންކަން
अब्राहम लिंकन
अब्राहम लिंकन अब्राहम लिन्कनचे पत्र
अब्राहम लिंकन अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति
अब्राहम लिन्कन
আব্রাহাম লিংকন 16th President of the United States
ਅਬਰਾਹਮ ਲਿੰਕਨ
ஆபிரகாம் லிங்கன் அமெரிக்க அரசியல்வாதி, 16வது அமெரிக்கக் குடியரசுத் தலைவர்
అబ్రహం లింకన్
ಅಬ್ರಹಮ್ ಲಿಂಕನ್
അബ്രഹാം ലിങ്കൺ
ඒබ්‍රහම් ලින්කන්
อับราฮัม ลินคอล์น
အေဘရာဟမ် လင်ကွန်း
აბრაამ ლინკოლნი
აბრაამ ლინქოლნი
링컨, 아브라함 1809-1865
링컨, 에이브러햄 1809-1865
에이브러햄 링컨 제16대 미국 대통령
አብርሀም ሊንከን
អាប្រាហាម លីនខូន
エイブラハム・リンカーン アメリカ合衆国の政治家
リンカーン
リンコーン
亚伯拉罕·林肯 第16任美国总统
亚伯拉罕·林肯 第16任美國總統
林肯
林肯 1809-1865
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