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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Lincoln and the Bluegrassby William H. Townsend

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Bluegrass region of Kentucky was the only part of the slaveholding South Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. How the cultural environment of Lexington, the home of Lincoln's wife, with its pleasure-loving aristocracy, its distinguished political leaders, and its slave auctions shaped his opinions on slavery and secession is traced in these pages.... more...

  • Lincoln's American Dreamby Kenneth Deutsch

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream . It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars. Each chapter... more...

  • Lincoln's Sacred Effortby Lucas E. Morel

    Lexington Books 2000; US$ 34.99

    Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate and direct religious sentiment toward responsible self-government. As a successful republic requires a moral or self-controlled people,... more...

  • Loathing Lincolnby John McKee Barr

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    While most Americans count Abraham Lincoln among the most beloved and admired former presidents, a dedicated minority has long viewed him not only as the worst president in the country's history, but also as a criminal who defied the Constitution and advanced federal power and the idea of racial equality. In Loathing Lincoln, historian John McKee... more...

  • The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hoodby Stephen Hood

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 18.99

    Scholars hail the find as "the most important discovery in Civil War scholarship in the last half century." The invaluable cache of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s personal papers includes wartime and postwar letters from comrades, subordinates, former enemies and friends, exhaustive medical reports relating to Hood’s two major... more...

  • Meditations of Walt Whitmanby Chris Highland

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    A pocket-sized compendium of passages from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grasspaired with the relevant words of a variety of historical and contemporary thinkers, such as Margaret Fuller, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jane Goodall, Mark Twain, Marc Chagall, Helen Keller, Buddha, Dante, and Bhagavad Gita more...

  • The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861by James L. Abrahamson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 30.99

    This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists... more...

  • The Origins of the American Civil Warby Brian Holden Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical... more...

  • The Presidents' Warby Chris DeRose

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A New York Times Bestseller! The story of the Civil War's record number of living former and current presidents, and how the ex-Presidents? Club--for and against Abraham Lincoln (but mostly against)--maneuvered, seceded, plotted, advised, and aided during the Civil War while Lincoln navigated the minefield they created more...

  • Religion and the Radical Republican Movement, 1860-1870by Victor B. Howard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Kentucky occupied an unusual position with regard to slavery during the Civil War as well as after. Since the state never seceded, the emancipation proclamation did not free the majority of Kentucky's slaves; in fact, Kentucky and Delaware were the only two states where legal slavery still existed when the thirteenth amendment was adopted by Congress.... more...