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Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865

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Works: 29,531 works in 49,809 publications in 11 languages and 1,382,585 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Picture books  Fiction  Poetry  Quotations 
Subject Headings: Presidents  Lawyers 
Roles: Contributor, Dedicatee, Signer, Correspondent, Honoree, Editor, Other, Composer, Recipient, Illustrator, Creator, Attributed name, Librettist, Former owner, Lyricist
Classifications: E457, 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
The Lincoln mailbag America writes to the President, 1861-1865 by Abraham Lincoln( file )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 2,763 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
Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
61 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,486 libraries worldwide
Vol. 46
The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,983 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 Gettysburg address by Abraham Lincoln( file )
79 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 1,731 libraries worldwide
A compilation of several Lincoln speeches, including the Gettysburg address, the "House divided" speech, and his two inaugural addresses
The Lincoln papers : the story of the collection, with selections to July 4, 1861 by David C Mearns( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 1,479 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
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
21 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,324 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
Lincoln in his own time a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates ( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,206 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
The inaugural address, 2009 by Barack Obama( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 906 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."
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
43 editions published between 1894 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Abe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
A collection of his anecdotes with notes and sources
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 650 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
What Lincoln said by Sarah L Thomson( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The author integrates Lincoln's famous words into the narrative, revealing the inspiration and determination that led to his greatest achievements
Home : a journey through America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 595 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 546 libraries worldwide
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
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 539 libraries worldwide
The Abraham Lincoln joke book by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers( Book )
4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
The collection comprises a holograph, corrected typescripts (one in carbon), front matter, a galley proof, a corrected page proof, correspondence and a jacket proof
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865; chronology, documents, bibliographical aids by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Features information relating to Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the 16th president of the United States, compiled by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Offers access to his inaugural addresses, The Gettysburg Address, and Lincoln's last speech before his assassination. Contains the text from The Emancipation Proclamation and the Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill. Links to the Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
Great speeches by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
A collection of 16 documents of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, proclamations, and personal correspondence
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, illustrated by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The text of one of the greatest speeches in American history is accompanied by battlefield images from the Civil War era
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Text of the seven debates and an account of their political setting, with annotations
 
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Alternative Names
Abraham Lincoln
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
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
Линкольн, Авраам 1809-1865
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
لينكولن، أبراهام، 1809-1865
リンカーン
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林肯 1809-1865
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English (821)
Spanish (6)
German (2)
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Gujarati (2)
Slovenian (2)
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Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
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