The Lincoln Forum : rediscovering Abraham Lincoln / John Y. Simon and Harold Holzer, editors ; Dawn Ruark, associate editor

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Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Military leadership
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Fordham University Press, 2002
Series: North's Civil War no. 21
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xvi, 262 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword and Acknowledgments / Frank J. Williams
Introduction / John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer
1. Lincoln as Commander in Chief / James M. McPherson 1
2. Commander in Chief Lincoln and General Grant / John Y. Simon 16
3. "You Must Either Attack Richmond or Give Up the Job and Come to the Defence of Washington": Abraham Lincoln and the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign / Gary W. Gallagher 34
4. Men, Machines, and Old Abe: Lincoln and the Civil War Navy / Craig L. Symonds 48
5. Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman: The Cause Was Union / John F. Marszalek 65
6. "If I Had Gone Up There, I Could Have Whipped Them Myself": Lincoln's Military Fantasies / Gerald J. Prokopowicz 77
7. "In for Four Years More": The Army of Northern Virginia and the United States Presidential Election of 1864 / J. Tracy Power 93
8. "A Matter of Profound Wonder": The Women in Lincoln's Life / Frank J. Williams 112
9. Mary Lincoln: Symbol, Historical Target, and Human Being / Jean H. Baker 122
10. Abraham Lincoln's Body and Body Politic: Two Puzzles in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political Language and Culture / Iver Bernstein 135
11. The New Gettysburg Address: A Study in Illusion / Barry Schwartz 160
12. Abraham Lincoln's Reputation during His Administration / Hans L. Trefousse 187
13. The Lincoln Grail: The Great Collectors and Their Great Collections / Harold Holzer 211
Contributors 231
The Lincoln Forum 235
Index 245
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln
Additional Authors: Simon, John Y
Holzer, Harold
Ruark, Dawn
Lincoln Forum
Notes: LCCN: 2002005505
ISBN: 0823222144 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0823222152 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Lincoln as Commander in Chief / James M. McPherson -- Commander in Chief Lincoln and General Grant / John Y. Simon -- "You must either attack Richmond or give up the job and come to the defence of Washington" : Abraham Lincoln and the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign / Gary W. Gallagher -- Men, machines, and old Abe : Lincoln and the Civil War Navy / Craig L. Symonds -- Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman : the cause was Union / John F. Marszalek -- "If I had gone up there, I could have whipped them myself" : Lincoln's military fantasies / Gerald J. Prokopowicz -- "In for four years more" : the Army of Northern Virginia and the United States presidential election of 1864 / J. Tracy Power -- "A matter of profound wonder" : the women in Lincoln's life / Frank J. Williams -- Mary Lincoln : symbol, historical target, and human being / Jean H. Baker -- Abraham Lincoln's body and body politic : two puzzles in mid-nineteenth-century American political language and culture / Iver Bernstein -- The new Gettysburg Address : a study in illusion / Barry Schwartz -- Abraham Lincoln's reputation during his administration / Hans L. Trefousse -- The Lincoln grail : the great collectors and their great collections / Harold Holzer
OCLC Number: 49576391
ISBN/ISSN: 0823222144
0823222152
1089-8719