Download or read book Lincoln's Enduring Legacy PDF or another Format written by William D. Pederson and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-12-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of highly readable and accessible essays on Lincoln's legacy offers a wide array of perspectives on the enduring impact of the nation's greatest president on leaders, thinkers, and 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.
Download or read book Abraham Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Thomas F. Schwartz and published by Thunder Bay Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring a luxurious padded cover and removable reproductions of rare historical documents, a literary and visual compilation exploring the 16th President's political journey includes detailed coverage of his White House years, his assassination and the enduring legacy of the Gettysburg Address.
Download or read book Legacy of Disunion PDF or another Format written by Susan Mary Grant and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2003-03-01 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The conviction that the American Civil War left a massive legacy to the country has generally been much clearer than the definition of what that legacy is. Did the war, as Ulysses S. Grant believed, bequeath power, intelligence, and sectional harmony to America, or did it, as many have argued since, sow racial and regional bitterness that has blighted the nation since 1865? What, exactly, was the legacy of disunion? This collection explores that question from a variety of angles, showcasing the work of twelve scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom. The essays ponder the role of history, myth, and media in sustaining the memory of the war and its racial implications in the South; Abraham Lincoln’s legacy; and the war’s consequences in less studied areas, such as civil-military relations, constitutional and legal history, and America’s ascent on the international stage. By juxtaposing American and non-American interpretations, this stimulating volume sheds light on aspects of the war’s legacy that from a purely American viewpoint are sometimes too close for comfort. Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Civil War is its ongoing debate and continuing fascination worldwide.
Download or read book Citizen Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Ward McAfee and published by Nova Publishers. This book was released on 2004 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In modern times, some critics have belittled Abraham Lincoln's antislavery resolve as shallow. Some have portrayed him as a passive president, waiting upon the bold initiatives of others. 'Citizen Lincoln' regards him differently. First, it portrays Lincoln's animus against slavery as rooted in the highest ideals of the American Revolution, which he saw as being corrupted in his own time. Second, it analyses Lincoln's supposed 'passivity' as more aptly defined as wise caution. Lincoln learned as a legislator, first in Illinois and later in the United States Congress, that bold initiatives often backfire and fail to fulfil original intentions. In the state legislature, Lincoln supported a dramatic internal-improvements project that collapsed in the midst of a national depression. Lincoln also boldly opposed the Mexican War in Congress, only to see his cause evaporate as soon as a peace treaty was drafted with Mexico. In both instances, his timing was faulty. He had rushed into taking rigid policy positions when greater caution would have reaped better results. But in both instances, he learned lessons that would hold him in good stead later. Lincoln as president was wisely cautious, knowing that bold action could only disrupt the delicate coalition that kept the Union cause moving forward to victory. Harriet Beecher Stowe described Lincoln's unique strength as "swaying to every influence, yielding on this side and on that to popular needs, yet tenaciously and inflexibly bound to carry its great end". She wisely added that no other kind of strength could have seen the nation through the worst trial in its history. In filling this role, Abraham Lincoln fulfilled that which he had long regarded as his personal mission within the larger context of his nation's providential destiny.
Download or read book 101 Things You Didn't Know About Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Brian Thornton and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-10-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the man behind the myth. One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument? In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln reveals other little known details of his personal and professional life, including: How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child Why he once used a chicken bone to argue a court case Why the Lincolns kept goats at the White House When and why he grew that beard How John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son Who tried to rob Lincoln's grave Filled with these and other offbeat facts, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln is sure to fascinate, whether you're a newcomer to Lincoln legend and lore, or a hardcore history buff!
Download or read book A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood PDF or another Format written by James P. Byrd and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his Second Inaugural Address, delivered as the nation was in the throes of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that both sides "read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other." He wasn't speaking metaphorically: the Bible was frequently wielded as a weapon in support of both North and South. As James P. Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and respected book. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgment, of sacred history and sacrifice. When Americans argued over the issues that divided them -- slavery, secession, patriotism, authority, white supremacy, and violence -- the Bible was the book they most often invoked. Soldiers fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, and both sides called the war just and sacred. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying-and for killing-on a scale never before seen in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars, leading many to turn to the Bible not just to fight but to deal with its inevitable trauma. A fascinating overview of religious and military conflict, A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood draws on an astonishing array of sources to demonstrate the many ways that Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's bloodiest, and arguably most biblically-saturated conflict.
Download or read book Learning from Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Harvey Alvy and published by ASCD. This book was released on 2010-08-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What can 21st century educators learn from the example of a 19th century president? In this intriguing and insightful book, Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins show how the legacy of Abraham Lincoln can guide today's education leaders--principals, teachers, superintendents, and others--as they tackle large-scale challenges, such as closing the achievement gap, and everyday issues, such as communicating with constituents. The authors identify 10 qualities, attributes, and skills that help to explain Lincoln's effectiveness, despite seemingly insurmountable odds: 1. Implementing and sustaining a mission and vision with focused and profound clarity 2. Communicating ideas effectively with precise and straightforward language 3. Building a diverse and competent team to successfully address the mission 4. Engendering trust, loyalty, and respect through humility, humor, and personal example 5. Leading and serving with emotional intelligence and empathy 6. Exercising situational competence and responding appropriately to implement effective change 7. Rising beyond personal and professional trials through tenacity, persistence, resilience, and courage 8. Exercising purposeful visibility 9. Demonstrating personal growth and enhanced competence as a lifetime learner, willing to reflect on and expand ideas 10. Believing that hope can become a reality Chapters devoted to each element explore the historical record of Lincoln's life and actions, then discuss the implications for modern educators. End-of-chapter exercises provide a structure for reflection, analysis of current behaviors, and guidance for future work, so that readers can create their own path to success--inspired by the example of one of the greatest leaders of all time. Note: This product listing is for the reflowable (ePub) version of the book.
Download or read book Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy PDF or another Format written by A. Liebling and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twice unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President of the United States, Adlai Stevenson played a key role in American politics throughout much of the middle of the Twentieth Century. This collection of essays from Senator Eugene McCarthy, Arthur Schlesinger, and others, looks at Stevenson's past and current societal significance.
Download or read book Judging Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Frank J. Williams and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2007-03-28 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of daring new essays by the chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court takes a fresh look at sixteenth president of the United States, focusing particular attention on Lincoln's leadership skills. (History)
Download or read book Mourning Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Martha Hodes and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A historian examines how everyday people reacted to the president’s assassination in this “highly original, lucidly written book” (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom). The news of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865, just days after Confederate surrender, astounded a war-weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies. Countless expressions of grief and dismay were printed in newspapers and preached in sermons. Public responses to the assassination have been well chronicled, but this book is the first to delve into the personal and intimate responses of everyday people—northerners and southerners, soldiers and civilians, black people and white, men and women, rich and poor. Exploring diaries, letters, and other personal writings penned during the spring and summer of 1865, historian Martha Hodes captures the full range of reactions to the president’s death—far more diverse than public expressions would suggest. She tells a story of shock, glee, sorrow, anger, blame, and fear. “’Tis the saddest day in our history,” wrote a mournful man. It was “an electric shock to my soul,” wrote a woman who had escaped from slavery. “Glorious News!” a Lincoln enemy exulted, while for the black soldiers of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts, it was all “too overwhelming, too lamentable, too distressing” to absorb. Longlisted for the National Book Award, Mourning Lincoln brings to life a key moment of national uncertainty and confusion, when competing visions of America’s future proved irreconcilable and hopes for racial justice in the aftermath of the Civil War slipped from the nation’s grasp. Hodes masterfully explores the tragedy of Lincoln’s assassination in human terms—terms that continue to stagger and rivet us today.
Download or read book The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address PDF or another Format written by Jared Peatman and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2013-10-30 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd at the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he intended his speech to be his most eloquent statement on the inextricable link between equality and democracy. However, unwilling to commit to equality at that time, the nation stood ill-prepared to accept the full message of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In the ensuing century, groups wishing to advance a particular position hijacked Lincoln’s words for their own ends, highlighting the specific parts of the speech that echoed their stance while ignoring the rest. Only as the nation slowly moved toward equality did those invoking Lincoln’s speech come closer to recovering his true purpose. In this incisive work, Jared Peatman seeks to understand Lincoln’s intentions at Gettysburg and how his words were received, invoked, and interpreted over time, providing a timely and insightful analysis of one of America’s most legendary orations. After reviewing the events leading up to November 19, 1863, Peatman examines immediate responses to the ceremony in New York, Gettysburg itself, Confederate Richmond, and London, showing how parochial concerns and political affiliations shaped initial coverage of the day and led to the censoring of Lincoln’s words in some locales. He then traces how, over time, proponents of certain ideals invoked the particular parts of the address that suited their message, from reunification early in the twentieth century to American democracy and patriotism during the world wars and, finally, to Lincoln’s full intended message of equality during the Civil War centennial commemorations and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Peatman also explores foreign invocations of the Gettysburg Address and its influence on both the Chinese constitution of 1912 and the current French constitution. An epilogue highlights recent and even current applications of the Gettysburg Address and hints at ways the speech might be used in the future. By tracing the evolution of Lincoln’s brief words at a cemetery dedication into a revered document essential to American national identity, this revealing work provides fresh insight into the enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address on American history and culture.
Download or read book The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Philip Ostergard and published by NavPress. This book was released on 2016-01-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not long after Lincoln's assassination, the debate began: Was Lincoln a committed Christian or a confirmed skeptic? Scholar Philip Ostergard provides the answer with a thorough study of the president's references to God, the Bible, and Christian principles in his letters and speeches. The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln illustrates the depth of Lincoln's knowledge of Scripture; the Bible's influence on his character; and the development of his faith, particularly as he wrestled with the issue of slavery and led the nation through the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Readers will find this a fascinating and inspiring handbook of answers to the questions about one of our greatest presidents.
Download or read book Lincoln Lessons PDF or another Format written by Frank J. Williams and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2009-01-02 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of essays that explore the importance and influence of Abraham Lincoln on the lives of the authors.
Download or read book Honest Abe PDF or another Format written by Brian Thornton and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-02-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. In this engaging, intelligent book, you will learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays, including: How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child Why the Lincolns kept goats at the White House How John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son Who tried to rob Lincoln's grave Honest Abe--because what you didn't know will surprise you!
Download or read book Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln PDF or another Format written by William D. Pederson and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 2002-12-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt are widely considered the two greatest presidents of the past two centuries. How did these two very different men rise to power, run their administrations, and achieve greatness? How did they set their policies, rally public opinion, and transform the nation? Were they ultimatley more different or alike? This anthology compares these two presidents and presidencies, examining their legacies, leadership tyles, and places in history.
Download or read book 200 Years with Abraham Lincoln PDF or another Format written by Helen Koutras Bozonelis and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Read about Abraham Lincoln's life and his lasting impact on America and the world"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book Lincoln on the Verge PDF or another Format written by Ted Widmer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-04-07 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE LINCOLN FORUM BOOK PRIZE “A Lincoln classic...superb.” —The Washington Post “A book for our time.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin Lincoln on the Verge tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic. As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent. Lincoln on the Verge charts these pivotal thirteen days of travel, as Lincoln discovers his power, speaks directly to the public, and sees his country up close. Drawing on new research, this riveting account reveals the president-elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, as he foils an assassination attempt, forges an unbreakable bond with the American people, and overcomes formidable obstacles in order to take his oath of office.