Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World

Eric Foner (Editor)
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Among these original essays by prize-winning historians, James M. McPherson examines Lincoln's deft navigation of the crosscurrents of politics and wartime strategy. Sean Wilentz elegantly explores Lincoln's debt to the democratic political tradition of Jefferson and Jackson. Eric Foner examines Lincoln's controversial position on the movement to colonize emancipated slaves outside the United States. James Oakes explores Lincoln's views on the rights of African Americans. There are also brilliant essays on Lincoln and civil liberties, and on his literary style, religious beliefs, and family life.

Product Details

Price
$23.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
November 01, 2009
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.26 X 0.82 X 8.24 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393337051
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About the Author

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of several books. In 2006 he received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Society of American Historians. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

Each portrait is a reminder that Lincoln's warm glow in history was a raging fire of controversy during his lifetime.