In February 2009, America celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and the pace of new Lincoln books and articles has already quickened. From his cabinet's politics to his own struggles with depression, Lincoln remains the most written-about story in our history. And each year historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents.
Lincoln Revisited is a masterly guidePub to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story-a brilliant gathering of fresh scholarship by the leading Lincoln historians of our time. Brought together by The Lincoln Forum, they tackle uncharted territory and emerging questions; they also take a new look at established debates-including those about their own landmark works.
Here, these well-known historians revisit key chapters in Lincoln's legacy-from Matthew Pinsker on Lincoln's private life and Jean Baker on religion and the Lincoln marriage to Geoffrey Perret on Lincoln as leader and Frank J. Williams on Lincoln and civil liberties in wartime.
The eighteen original essays explore every corner of Lincoln's world-religion and politics, slavery and sovereignty, presidential leadership and the rule of law, the Second Inaugural Address and the assassination.
In his 1947 classic, Lincoln Reconsidered, David Herbert Donald confronted the Lincoln myth. Today, the scholars in Lincoln Revisited give a new generation of students, scholars, and citizens the perspectives vital for understanding the constantly reinterpreted genius of Abraham Lincoln.
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Number of pages: 398
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Anyone with an interest in Lincoln's life and actions in the Civil War would be well served in reading this work. * -H-Net Civil War *
Lincoln Revisited is a highly readable and useful guide to scholarship on the eve of the Lincoln bicentennial. -- -Mark E. Steiner * Register of the Kentucky Historical Society *
. . . Fresh and timely and benefits from the well-honed skills of a community of scholars who know their subject best. * -The Journal of Southern History *
. . . Gathers writings of academics and independent scholars on myriad aspects of the nation's 16th president. * -History Wire *
In an era when bookstore shelves are groaning with new Lincoln titles, Lincoln Revisited gives overburdened Lincoln readers a valuable tool for deciding which ones deserve their further attention. * -Civil War Book Review *
Lincoln Revisited. . .draws together some of the best and brightest Abraham Lincoln scholars around. . .it is a well written biography that can stand alongside some of the best of its predecessors. * -The Journal of American History *
. . . together, these essays make a useful collection. * -Indiana Magazine of History *
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