Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President by Craig L. SymondsExploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President by Craig L. Symonds

Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President

byCraig L. Symonds, Frank J. WilliamsEditorHarold Holzer

Paperback | March 2, 2015

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Ubiquitous and enigmatic, the historical Lincoln, the literary Lincoln, even the cinematic Lincoln have all proved both fascinating and irresistible. Though some 16,000 books have been written about him, there is always more to say, new aspects of his life to consider, new facets of his persona to explore. Enlightening and entertaining, Exploring Lincoln offers a selection of sixteen papers presented at the Lincoln Forum symposia over the past three years.

Shining new light on particular aspects of Lincoln and his tragically abbreviated presidency, Exploring Lincoln presents a compelling snapshot of current Lincoln scholarship and a fascinating window into understanding America's greatest president.

Harold Holzer is Roger Hertog Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and one of the nation's leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He is chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and has written, co-written, or edited forty-seven books, most recently Lincoln and the Power of the...
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Title:Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest PresidentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:March 2, 2015Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams: Editors' IntroductionWilliam C. Harris: Lincoln's Role in the 1860 Presidential ContestMichael J. Kline: The Baltimore Plot-Fact or Fiction?John F. Marszalek: The Old Army and the Seeds of ChangeWalter Stahr: Seward and Lincoln: A Second LookCatherine Clinton: Mourning in America: Death Comes to the Civil War White HousesCraig L. Symonds: Abraham Lincoln: Admiral-in-ChiefWilliam C. Davis: Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee: Reluctant TraitorsJohn Stauffer: The Battle Hymn of the Republic: Origins, Influence, LegaciesEric Foner: The Emancipation of Abraham LincolnRichard Striner: Lincoln and the Struggle to End SlaveryAmanda Foreman: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: A Propaganda tool for the Enemy?Barnet Schecter: The Gettysburg Campaign and the New York City Draft Riots: Conspiracy or Coincidence?Harold Holzer: Lincoln and New York: A Fraught RelationshipJohn C. Waugh: Lincoln and McClellan: A ReappraisalFrank J. Williams: Judging Lincoln as JudgeJason Emerson: The Madness of Mary Lincoln: A New Examination Based on the Discovery of Her Lost Insanity LettersNotesList of ContributorsThe Lincoln Forum: A HistoryIndex

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This is a veritable feast for Lincoln devotees as astute historians probe Lincoln through many perspectives, with perhaps the most thrilling account being the sensational discovery of a cache of Mary Todd Lincoln's letters. A must-read for those who want a better understanding of the sixteenth president.