Lincoln Reconsidered Essays on the Civil War Era

ISBN-10: 0375725326

ISBN-13: 9780375725326

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

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David Herbert Donald, Lincoln biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has revised and updated his classic and influential book on Lincoln and the era he dominated. When Lincoln Reconsidered was first published it ushered in the process of rethinking the Civil War that continues to this day. In the third edition, David provides two important new essays, on Lincoln's patchy education—which we find was more extensive than even the great man realized—and on Lincoln's complex and conflicted relationship to the rule of law. Together with a new preface and a thoroughly updated bibliographical essay, Lincoln Reconsidered will continue to be a touchstone of Lincoln scholarship for decades to come.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian David Herbert Donald was born October 1, 1920 in Goodman, Miss. He married Aida DiPace in 1955, they had one child, Bruce Randall. He received an A.B. in 1941 from Millsaps College; an A.M. in 1942, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1946. Donald has been an associate professor of history at Smith College and a professor of history at Columbia University; Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University. He was also Harry C. Warren Professor of American History, chair of the graduate program in American civilization, and professor emeritus at Harvard University. Much of Donald's work involves exploring and interpreting the American Civil War and its central figure, Abraham Lincoln. Some recent works includes Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, Lincoln, and Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, 1996. He received Pulitzer Prizes in biography for both Charles Sumner and Look Homeward.

Preface
Getting Right with Lincoln
The Folklore Lincoln
Toward a Reconsideration of Abolitionists
An Excess of Democracy: The American Civil War and the Social Process
Education Defective: Lincoln's Preparation for Greatness
Herndon and Mary Lincoln
Refighting the Civil War
The Radicals and Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln and the American Pragmatic Tradition
A Whig in the White House
Reverence for the Laws: Abraham Lincoln and the Founding Fathers
A. Lincoln, Politician
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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