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For a Vast Future Also : Essays from The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, brings together the most informative and thoughtful articles by fourteen accomplished scholars in the Lincoln field. The essays provide compact, detailed treatments concerning different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation; Lincoln and presidential politics; and the Lincoln legacy. Readers of the collection will understand why the Civil War profoundly changed the nation. These essays give insight into how Lincoln and his administration dealt with the profound issues of war and slavery and the continuing legacy of Lincoln and the war. No book or essay collection brings together the writings of such luminaries in the field as John Hope Franklin, James M. McPherson, Don E. Fehrenbacher, T. Harry Williams, Phillip S. Paludan, Harold Hyman, John Niven, William A. Gienapp, Norman B. Ferris, John T. Hubbell, Arthur Zilversmit, Eugene H. Berwanger, Christopher N. Breiseth, and Michael Vorenberg. Researchers now have these valuable essays available in one volume. It offers the general public the distillation of scholarship supported by the Abraham Lincoln Association over the past twenty-five years. And college and university introductory courses will find this book a valuable summary of, and introduction to, the major issues of the Civil War period.
|Publication date:||1st January 1999|
|Author:||Thomas F. Schwarz|
|Publisher:||Fordham University Press|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Slavery & abolition of slavery, Military history,|
Thomas F. Schwartz is Director of the Electronic Lincoln Presidential Library. In 1998, he was awarded the Lincoln Diploma of Honor from Lincoln Memorial University. He is also editor of For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association.More About Thomas F. Schwarz