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作者 Williams, Frank J
書名 Lincoln Lessons : Reflections on America's Greatest Leader
出版項 Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2009
©2008
國際標準書號 9780809386703 (electronic bk.)
9780809328918
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版本 2nd ed
說明 1 online resource (194 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Book Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Getting Right with Mary Lincoln -- or, How a First Lady Taught Me to Be a Feminist -- 2. Lincoln on Democracy -- 3. A View from the Lincoln Museum -- 4. The Evolution of a Lincoln Editor -- 5. Transforming Foes to Allies: The Political Alchemy of Lincoln -- 6. The Lincoln Visual Image: A Personal Journey of Discovery -- 7. A Political Philosopher's Defense of Lincoln -- 8. Lincoln through the Eyes of a Civil War and Civil Rights Historian -- 9. Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time -- 10. Lincoln and African American Memory -- 11. Suspension of Habeas Corpus -- 12. Lincoln and the Meaning of Equality: How I Became a "Lost Cause" Apostate -- 13. Crossing Borders to an International Lincoln -- 14. Tell Me What You Want to Believe, and I'll Tell You What You Will Believe -- 15. Sixteen Feet Tall: Abraham Lincoln and History -- 16. Historian, Editor, and the Assassination Legacy -- 17. The Compleat Lincolnator: Enthusiast, Collector, and Scholar -- Selected Bibliography of Works by Contributors -- Contributors -- Photo Credits -- Index -- Back Cover
In Lincoln Lessons, seventeen of today's most respected academics, historians, lawyers, and politicians provide candid reflections on the importance of Abraham Lincoln in their intellectual lives. Their essays, gathered by editors Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson, shed new light on this political icon's remarkable ability to lead and inspire two hundred years after his birth. Collected here are glimpses into Lincoln's unique ability to transform enemies into steadfast allies, his deeply ingrained sense of morality and intuitive understanding of humanity, his civil deification as the first assassinated American president, and his controversial suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War. The contributors also discuss Lincoln's influence on today's emerging democracies, his lasting impact on African American history, and his often-overlooked international legend-his power to instigate change beyond the boundaries of his native nation. While some contributors provide a scholarly look at Lincoln and some take a more personal approach, all explore his formative influence in their lives. What emerges is the true history of his legacy in the form of first-person testaments from those whom he has touched deeply. Lincoln Lessons brings together some of the best voices of our time in a unique combination of memoir and history. This singular volume of original essays is a tribute to the enduring inspirational powers of an extraordinary man whose courage and leadership continue to change lives today. Contributors Jean H. Baker Mario M. Cuomo Joan L. Flinspach Sara Vaughn Gabbard Doris Kearns Goodwin Harold Holzer Harry V. Jaffa John F. Marszalek James M. McPherson Edna Greene Medford Sandra Day O'Connor Mackubin Thomas Owens William D. Pederson Edward Steers Jr. Craig L. Symonds Thomas Reed Turner Frank J. Williams
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Williams, Frank J. Lincoln Lessons : Reflections on America's Greatest Leader Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press,c2009 9780809328918
主題 Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Influence.;Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.;Political leadership -- United States.;Democracy -- United States.;Presidents -- United States -- Biography.;United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy
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Alt Author Pederson, William D
Baker, Jean H
Cuomo, Mario M
Flinspach, Joan
Gabbard, Sara Vaughn
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Holzer, Harold
Jaffa, Harry V
Marszalek, John F
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