The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861-65 (Hardback)
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The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861-65 (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 31/05/1998
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Harold Holzer, the editor of Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President, dips once again into Lincoln's bulging mailbag to assemble and annotate a volume of letters, many of them never before published, that the American people wrote to their president during the Civil War - correspondence that offered praise, criticism, advice, threats, abuse, and appeals for help and for special favors from men and women throughout the country. Significantly, this collection may be more representative of the mood of the country at the time than Lincoln might have known; it includes letters from black Americans, originally routed to the War Department's Colored Troops Bureau, that Lincoln never saw. 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.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809320721
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" Holzer, a leading authority on the period, does a masterful job of annotating and explaining the letters, truly recreating the mood and atmosphere of the time." -- "Parade Magazine"

" The contents of the present volume include newly discovered letters, most important a batch of hitherto neglected letters from African Americans. . . . They make for absolutely fascinating reading, evoking the full range of human emotions from laughter to tears." "-- Library Journal"


" A revealing glimpse into how civil war and emancipation appeared from the White House, this browsable collection of epistles and replies enriches the body of Lincolniana." -- "Booklist"


" Holzer presents an enlightening selection that reveals something of the variety of pressures Lincoln faced each day. The editor' s ebullient personality emerges clearly from the preface and introduction." -- "Civil War History"


" Holzer has done a wonderful service to anyone interested in the Presidency in general and the Lincoln administration in particular." -- "Journal of Illinois History"


" [A] collection that shows the spirit of America, at its biggest and its meanest." -- "Publishers Weekly"

"The contents of the present volume include newly discovered letters, most important a batch of hitherto neglected letters from African Americans. . . . They make for absolutely fascinating reading, evoking the full range of human emotions from laughter to tears.""--Library Journal"

"A revealing glimpse into how civil war and emancipation appeared from the White House, this browsable collection of epistles and replies enriches the body of Lincolniana."--"Booklist"

"Holzer presents an enlightening selection that reveals something of the variety of pressures Lincoln faced each day. The editor's ebullient personality emerges clearly from the preface and introduction."--"Civil War History"

"Holzer has done a wonderful service to anyone interested in the Presidency in general and the Lincoln administration in particular."--"Journal of Illinois History"


"The contents of the present volume include newly discovered letters, most important a batch of hitherto neglected letters from African Americans. . . . They make for absolutely fascinating reading, evoking the full range of human emotions from laughter to tears.""--Library Journal"

"A revealing glimpse into how civil war and emancipation appeared from the White House, this browsable collection of epistles and replies enriches the body of Lincolniana."--"Booklist"

"Holzer presents an enlightening selection that reveals something of the variety of pressures Lincoln faced each day. The editor's ebullient personality emerges clearly from the preface and introduction."--"Civil War History"

"Holzer has done a wonderful service to anyone interested in the Presidency in general and the Lincoln administration in particular."--"Journal of Illinois History"


"Holzer, a leading authority on the period, does a masterful job of annotating and explaining the letters, truly recreating the mood and atmosphere of the time." --"Parade Magazine"


"[A] collection that shows the spirit of America, at its biggest and its meanest." --"Publishers Weekly"


Holzer, a leading authority on the period, does a masterful job of annotating and explaining the letters, truly recreating the mood and atmosphere of the time. "Parade Magazine""


[A] collection that shows the spirit of America, at its biggest and its meanest. "Publishers Weekly""


The contents of the present volume include newly discovered letters, most important a batch of hitherto neglected letters from African Americans. . . . They make for absolutely fascinating reading, evoking the full range of human emotions from laughter to tears. "Library Journal"

A revealing glimpse into how civil war and emancipation appeared from the White House, this browsable collection of epistles and replies enriches the body of Lincolniana. "Booklist"

Holzer presents an enlightening selection that reveals something of the variety of pressures Lincoln faced each day. The editor s ebullient personality emerges clearly from the preface and introduction. "Civil War History"

Holzer has done a wonderful service to anyone interested in the Presidency in general and the Lincoln administration in particular. "Journal of Illinois History""

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