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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

  • I Would Still Be Drowned in Tearsby Michelle L. Hamilton

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    In 1862, in the midst of a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, suffered unspeakable heartache when their young son died. To combat her grief, First Lady Mary Lincoln became a devotee of Spiritualism making the White House a center for Washington, D.C.'s Spiritualist community. For decades historians have maintained that... 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...

  • Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesmanby Joseph R. Fornieri

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    What constitutes Lincoln’s political greatness as a statesman? As a great leader, he saved the Union, presided over the end of slavery, and helped to pave the way for an interracial democracy. His great speeches provide enduring wisdom about human equality, democracy, free labor, and free society. Joseph R. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s... more...

  • With Malice toward Someby William A. Blair

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    With Malice toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era more...

  • The True Mary Todd Lincolnby Betty Boles Ellison

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new biography provides a startlingly different picture of Mary Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's wife. Preconceived myths about the former first lady are factually disproved. At times her judgment was faulty; in other instances it was brilliant. After her 1861 refurbishing of the Executive Mansion, she made no further furnishings purchases,... 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...

  • Lincoln's Campaign Biographiesby Thomas A. Horrocks

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    During the 1860 and 1864 presidential campaigns, Abraham Lincoln was the subject of over twenty campaign biographies. In this innovative study, Thomas A. Horrocks examines the role that these publications played in shaping an image of Lincoln that would resonate with voters and explores the vision of Lincoln that the biographies crafted, the changes... more...

  • We Called Him Rabbi Abrahamby Gary Phillip Zola

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    Over the course of American history, Jews have held many American leaders in high esteem, but they maintain a unique emotional bond with Abraham Lincoln. From the time of his presidency to the present day, American Jews have persistently viewed Lincoln as one of their own, casting him as a Jewish sojourner and, in certain respects, a Jewish role... more...

  • Lincoln and Religionby Ferenc Morton Szasz; Margaret Connell Szasz

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Abraham Lincoln’s faith has commanded more broad-based attention than that of any other American president. Although he never joined a denomination, Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, Episcopalians, Disciples of Christ, Spiritualists, Jews, and even atheists claim the sixteenth president as one of their own. In this concise volume, Ferenc Morton... more...

  • The Future of the Colored Race in Americaby William Aikman

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    Travel back in time to the midst of Civil War-torn America and get a first-hand glimpse into how progressive American thinkers were conceptualizing race relations and grappling with the issue of how African-Americans would fare in the aftermath of the war. This thought-provoking essay from writer and pastor William Aikman is a compelling document of... more...