Lincoln lessons : reflections on America's greatest leader / edited by Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson

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Subjects: Political leadership--United States
Democracy--United States
Presidents--United States--Biography
United States--Politics and government--Philosophy
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Influence
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political and social views
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: vii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Frank J. Williams, William D. Pederson 1
1. Getting Right with Mary Lincoln; or, How a First Lady Taught Me to Be a Feminist / Jean H. Baker 4
2. Lincoln on Democracy / Mario M. Cuomo 18
3. A View from the Lincoln Museum / Joan Flinspach 23
4. The Evolution of a Lincoln Editor / Sara Vaughn Gabbard 28
5. Transforming Foes to Allies: The Political Alchemy of Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin 32
6. The Lincoln Visual Image: A Personal Journey of Discovery / Harold Holzer 41
7. A Political Philosopher's Defense of Lincoln / Harry V. Jaffa 55
8. Lincoln through the Eyes of a Civil War and Civil Rights Historian / John F. Marszalek 65
9. Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time / James M. McPherson 75
10. Lincoln and African American Memory / Edna Greene Medford 91
11. Suspension of Habeas Corpus / Sandra Day O'Connor 101
12. Lincoln and the Meaning of Equality: How I Became a "Lost Cause" Apostate / Mackubin Thomas Owens 110
13. Crossing Borders to an International Lincoln / William D. Pederson 122
14. Tell Me What You Want to Believe, and I'll Tell You What You Will Believe / Edward Steers, JR. 130
15. Sixteen Feet Tall: Abraham Lincoln and History / Craig L. Symonds 140
16. Historian, Editor, and the Assassination Legacy / Thomas Reed Turner 151
17. The Compleat Lincolnator: Enthusiast, Collector, and Scholar / Frank J. Williams 160
Selected Bibliography of Works by Contributors 169
Contributors 173
Photo credits 175
Index 177
Additional Authors: Williams, Frank J
Pederson, William D., 1946-
Notes: LCCN: 2008018043
ISBN: 9780809328918 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0809328917 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-172) and index
Contents: Getting right with Mary Lincoln: or, how a first lady taught me to be a feminist / Jean H. Baker -- Lincoln on democracy / Mario M. Cuomo -- A view from the Lincoln museum / Joan Flinspach -- The evolution of a Lincoln editor / Sara Vaughn Gabbard -- Transforming foes to allies: the political alchemy of Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin -- The Lincoln visual image: a personal journey of discovery / Harold V. Jaffa -- Lincoln through the eyes of a civil war and civil rights historian / John F. Marszalek -- Lincoln's legacy for our time / James M. McPherson -- Lincoln and African American memory / Edna Greene Medford -- Suspension of habeas corpus / Sandra Day O'Connor -- Lincoln and the meaning of equality: how I became a "lost cause" apostate / Mackubin Thomas Owens -- Crossing borders to an international Lincoln / William D. Pederson -- Tell me what you want to believe, and I'll tell you what you will believe / Edward Steers Jr. -- Sixteen feet tall: Abraham Lincoln and history / Craig L. Symonds -- Historian, editor, and the assassination legacy / Thomas Reed Turner -- The compleat Lincolnator: enthusiast, collector, and scholar / Frank J. Williams
OCLC Number: 226308132
ISBN/ISSN: 9780809328918