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"We cannot escape history" : Lincoln and the last best hope of Earth

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1995.
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In "We Cannot Escape History" a remarkable group of top Lincoln and Civil War scholars come together to explore the meaning of Lincoln for the destiny of the United States. They focus on Lincoln's view of American history and on his legacy - for Americans and for the world. In the process they deepen the reader's understanding of and appreciation for the complexity of the problems Lincoln faced and for the genius of  Read more...

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"We cannot escape history".
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1995
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 0252021908 9780252021909 0252069811 9780252069819
OCLC Number: 32014134
Description: viii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Lincoln's history / Kenneth M. Stampp --
Lincoln's narrative of American exceptionalism / Jean H. Baker --
Emancipating the Republic : Lincoln and the means and ends of antislavery / Phillip Shaw Paludan --
Abraham Lincoln and presidential leadership / William E. Gienapp --
The Civil War and the two-party system / Mark E. Neely, Jr. --
Avoid saying "foolish things" : the legacy of Lincoln's impromptu oratory / Harold Holzer --
What is an American? Abraham Lincoln and multiculturalism / Richard N. Current --
Abraham Lincoln --
our ever-present contemporary / Frank J. Williams --
The international Lincoln / Merrill D. Peterson.
Responsibility: edited by James M. McPherson.
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Explores why Lincoln considered the Union the "last best hope of earth". Focusing on Lincoln's view of American history and his legacy for the United States and the world, this volume demonstrates  Read more...


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"[A] briskly readable inspection of current concerns in the field [ranging] broadly from standard views of familiar topics to innovative explorations." -- John Y. Simon, American Historical Review Read more...

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