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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideasby Allen C. Guelzo; Michael Lind

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos.  What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln?s tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology.... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 26.50

    In 1890 Abraham Lincoln?s two main White House secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay, published the ten-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A History . Although the authors witnessed the daily events occurring within the executive mansion and the national Capitol, their lengthy biography is more a recounting of the Civil War era than a study... more...

  • An Oral History of Abraham Lincolnby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2006; US$ 22.00

    John C. Nicolay, who had known Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, served as chief White House secretary from 1861 to 1865. Trained as a journalist, Nicolay had hoped to write a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, a desire that was thwarted when an obscure young writer named William Dean Howells got the job. Years later, however, Nicolay fulfilled... more...

  • Judging Lincolnby Frank J. Williams; Harold Holzer; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2002; US$ 17.95

    Judging Lincoln collects nine of the most insightful essays on the topic of the sixteenth president written by Frank J. Williams, chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and one of the nation?s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln. more...

  • Lincoln and Freedomby Harold Holzer; Sara Vaughn Gabbard; Herman Belz; Joseph R. Fornieri; Allen C. Guelzo; James Oliver Horton; Ron J. Keller; David E. Long; John F. Marszalek; Lucas Morel; Phillip Shaw Paludan; Matthew PINSKER; Hans Trefousse; Michael Vorenberg; Ronald C. White; Frank J. Williams

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Lincoln?s reelection in 1864 was a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation had officially gone into effect on January 1, 1863, and the proposed Thirteenth Amendment had become a campaign issue. Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment captures these historic times,... more...

  • Lincoln and Medicineby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    The life of America?s sixteenth president has continued to fascinate the public since his tragic death. Now, Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein unveils an engaging volume on the medical history of the Lincoln family. Lincoln and Medicine ,the first work on the subject in nearly eighty years, investigates the most enduring controversies about Lincoln?s mental... more...

  • Lincoln and Reconstructionby John C Rodrigue

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Although Abraham Lincoln dominates the literature on the American Civil War, he remains less commonly associated with reconstruction. Previous scholarly works touch on Lincoln and reconstruction, but they tend either to speculate on what Lincoln might have done after the war had he not been assassinated or to approach his reconstruction plans merely... more...

  • Lincoln and the Civil Warby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Lincoln and the Civil War , Michael Burlingame explores the experiences and qualities that made Abraham Lincoln one of America?s most revered leaders. This volume provides an illuminating overview of the entirety of the Civil War and Lincoln?s administration, focusing on the ways in which Lincoln?s unique combination of psychological maturity,... more...

  • Lincoln and the Election of 1860by Michael S. Green

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Abraham Lincoln looms large in American memory. He is admired for his many accomplishments, including his skills as an orator and writer, his Emancipation Proclamation, and his unswerving leadership during the strife-ridden years of the Civil War. Now, Michael S. Green unveils another side to the sixteenth president of the United States: that of the... more...

  • Lincoln as Heroby Frank J. Williams

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Most Americans have considered, and still consider, Abraham Lincoln to be a heroic figure. From his humble beginnings to his leadership of a divided nation during the Civil War to his early efforts in abolishing slavery, Lincoln?s legacy is one of deep personal and political courage. In this unique and concise retelling of many of the key moments... more...