Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment

Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment

By: Robert P. Watson (editor), William D. Pederson (editor), Frank J. Williams (editor), Byron W. Daynes (contributor), John Barr (contributor), Danny M. Adkison (contributor), Maas Maas (contributor), Macdonald Macdonald (contributor), David Demaree (contributor), Gordon Henderson (contributor)Hardback

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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.

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Robert P. Watson is associate professor of American studies at Lynn University. William D. Pederson is the American Studies Chair at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Frank J. Williams is former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and was appointed by Congress to serve on the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.


1 Preface 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Lincoln, Leadership, and Legacy Part 4 Lincoln's Legacy with Great Thinkers and Leaders 5 Overview Chapter 6 Chapter 2. Tolstoy on Lincoln Chapter 7 Chapter 3. Mill and Lincoln on Liberty Chapter 8 Chapter 4. Theodore Roosevelt and the Heirs of Lincoln Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Woodrow Wilson and Lincoln's Bridge to the World Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Lincoln's Impact on Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Lincoln and the Idea of a Democratic Peace Part 12 Lincoln's Legacy and American Memory 13 Overview Chapter 14 Chapter 8. African-American Memory and the Great Emancipator Chapter 15 Chapter 9. Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and Herbert Croly's America Chapter 16 Chapter 10. Lincoln's Relationship with Gentility in America Chapter 17 Chapter 11. Lincoln's Use of Religion and Morality Chapter 18 Chapter 12. Shaping American Foreign Policy: Comparing Lincoln/Seward and Nixon/Kissinger Chapter 19 Chapter 13. Lincoln as Father: Dealing with Tragedy in the White House 20 Epilogue Chapter 21 Chapter 14. Reflections on Lincoln's Enduring Legacy

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739149898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780739149898
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 073914989X

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