Coming on the heels of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Lincoln's Enduring Legacy offers highly readable and accessible perspectives on Lincoln at 200 in terms of his impact on great leaders and thinkers and his place in American history. The book explores how Lincoln's words and deeds have influenced the pursuit of justice and freedom and the practice of democracy in the century and a half since he governed. Lincoln, as an abolitionist, the architect of Reconstruction, an avowed Unionist, a wordsmith and rhetorician, his age's foremost prophet for democracy, and America's greatest president remains an iconic image in American memory.
Lexington Books; December 2010
- ISBN: 9780739149911
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- Title: Lincoln's Enduring Legacy
- Author: William D. Pederson (ed.); Frank J. Williams (ed.); Danny Adkison (contrib.); John Barr (contrib.); Byron Daynes (contrib.); David Demaree (contrib.); Gordon Henderson (contrib.); James MacDonald (contrib.); David Mass (contrib.); David Nordquest (contrib.); Norman W. Provizer (contrib.); Hyrum Salmond (contrib.); Mary Elizabeth Stockwell (contrib.); Richard Striner (contrib.); Robert P. Watson (contrib.); Richard M. Yon (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
This collection of essays, edited by three productive scholars, will find an appreciative audience among historians and Lincoln devotees Well researched and well written, it demonstrates Lincoln's Enduring Legacy, his imprint not only on important individuals but also on humanity as a whole. No one interested in learning about the 16th president will want to miss reading this significant book.
About The Author
Robert P. Watson is associate professor of American studies at Lynn University. William D. Pederson is the American Studies Chair at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Frank J. Williams is former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and was appointed by Congress to serve on the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.