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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith"by William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00

    This unique addition to Civil War literature examines the extensive influence Quaker belief and practice had on Lincoln's decisions relative to slavery, including his choice to emancipate the slaves. more...

  • Alias "Paine"by Betty J. Ownsbey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    The most enigmatic of the associates of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Confederate soldier Lewis Thornton Powell, using the alias Lewis Paine, was a key player in the postwar attempt to undermine the Federal Government. On the night Lincoln was shot, 20-year-old Powell burst into the house of William Seward and attempted to assassinate the Secretary... 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...

  • Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincolnby Jonathan W. White

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil War scholars to conclude that the soldiers supported the Republican Party and its effort to abolish slavery. In Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln Jonathan W. White challenges this reigning paradigm in Civil War historiography,... more...

  • Lincoln's Sacred Effortby Lucas E. Morel

    Lexington Books 2000; US$ 34.99

    Morel's work draws considerably?as he acknowledges?from Crisis of the House Divided, my book on the Lincoln-Douglas debates published forty years ago, especially from the chapters on the Lyceum and Temperance speeches. However, Morel gives a thoroughly fresh reading of those speeches, and discovers in them dozens of biblical references, allusions,... more...

  • The War Worth Fightingby Stephen D. Engle

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 31.95

    This volume of original essays, featuring an all-star lineup of Civil War and Lincoln scholars, is aimed at general readers and students eager to learn more about the most current interpretations of the period and the man at the center of its history. The contributors examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war?diplomatically, militarily,... more...

  • Abe & Fidoby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln, who had adopted Fido about... more...

  • Lincoln's Menby William C. Davis

    Free Press 1999; US$ 20.99

    I sit down to write you (a Soldier's Friend!)...My kind Friend of Friends you have the power to help me a grate deal...I have great Confidence in our Good President hoe has dun a grate deal for us poor Soldiers... So wrote Private Joe Hass to Abraham Lincoln, February 20, 1864. Like an extraordinary number of his fellow Union soldiers, he loved Lincoln... more...

  • Lincolnby Richard Carwardine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln?s dramatic political journey,... more...

  • Lincoln in American Memoryby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    Lincoln's death, like his life, was an event of epic proportions. When the president was struck down at his moment of triumph, writes Merrill Peterson, "sorrow--indescribable sorrow" swept the nation. After lying in state in Washington, Lincoln's body was carried by a special funeral train to Springfield, Illinois, stopping in major cities along the... more...