The Global Lincoln by Richard CarwardineThe Global Lincoln by Richard Carwardine

The Global Lincoln

EditorRichard Carwardine, Jay Sexton

Hardcover | August 26, 2011

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Perhaps more than any other American, Abraham Lincoln has become a global figure, one who spoke - and continues to speak - to people across the world. Karl Marx judged Lincoln "the single-minded son of the working class"; Tolstoy reported his fame in the Caucasus; Tomas Masaryk, the firstpresident of Czechoslovakia, drew strength as "the Lincoln of Central Europe"; racially-mixed, republican "Lincoln brigades" fought in the Spanish Civil War; and, more recently, statesmen ranging from Gordon Brown to Pervez Musharraf to Barack Obama have invoked Lincoln in support of theirrespective agendas.This fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the world to explore Lincoln's international legacy. The authors examine the meaning and image of Lincoln in many places and across continents, ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Asia to Argentina and theAmerican South. The book reveals that at the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity were his political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet the "Global Lincoln" has been a malleableand protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him.The first study of Lincoln's global legacy, this book tells the unknown and remarkable story of the world-wide impact of one of America's great presidents.
Richard Carwardine is President of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and author of Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, which won the Lincoln Prize. Jay Sexton is University Lecturer in American History at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and author of The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Centu...
Title:The Global LincolnFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:August 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Global LincolnRichard Carwardine: Lincoln's Horizons: The Nationalist as UniversalistHarold Holzer: An American Hero in Prints Abroad: The European Image of LincolnEugenio F. Biagini: Abraham Lincoln in Germany and Italy, 1859-1865Michael Vorenberg: Liberte, Egalite, and Lincoln: French Readings of an American PresidentLawrence Goldman: Lincoln, the Civil War, and the British: History and HistoriographyAdam I. P. Smith: "The stuff our dreams are made of": Abraham Lincoln in the English ImaginationKenneth O. Morgan: Abraham Lincoln and WalesKevin Kenny: Abraham Lincoln in Irish Political DiscourseJorg Nagler: Abraham Lincoln's Image and Reception in Germany, 1871-1989Carolyn P. Boyd: A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in SpainNorman E. Saul: Abraham Lincoln, the Russian Empire, and the American Civil War: People, Events, and RetrospectivesNicole Miller: Images of Lincoln in Latin AmericaKevin Gaines: Lincoln in AfricaVinay Lal: Defining a Legacy: Lincoln in the National Imaginary of IndiaDe-min Tao: Abraham Lincoln in East Asia: A Preliminary Historical ReviewDavid W. Blight: Hating and Loving the "Real" Abe Lincolns: Lincoln and the American SouthJay Sexton: Projecting Lincoln, Projecting AmericaGeorge Scratcherd: Appendix: Foreign Language Biographies of Lincoln