New Insights From the Lincoln ForumBook - 2007
Gathers new scholarship by the leading Lincoln historians on emerging questions regarding the sixteenth American President, including his private life, his marriage, and his views on civil liberties during wartime.
Simon (an editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant at Southern Illinois U.), Holzer (vice chairman of The Lincoln Forum and cochairman of the US Lincoln Bicentennial Commission), and Vogel (also an editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant) present 18 lectures originally delivered at the annual Lincoln Forum symposium between 2003 and 2005. The lectures represent ongoing scholarly engagement with the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and address a diverse range of topics, including Lincoln's private life, his use of oratory, his effectiveness as a military commander, his wartime curtailment of civil liberties, and his intellectual engagement with poet Walt Whitman. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Oxford University Press
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.