The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History

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Gabor S. Boritt, Norman O. Forness
University of Illinois Press, 1996 - History - 451 pages
''For Lincoln specialists, The Historian's Lincoln deepens and sharpens familiar arguments. For nonspecialists, it is the most efficient and enjoyable way to 'get right' with Lincoln.'' -- Robert E. McGlone, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography ''Provides an excursion to the frontiers of Lincoln scholarship, and insight into the passions ......
 

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Very useful for some of the essays, especially on LIncoln's assassination, debunking some of the conspiracy theories, especially about Stanton and about Mary Surratt --a forerunner to larer work on the guilt of Mary Surratt Read full review

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This is a '100 essential Lincoln book', but I wouldn't rank it that high. The essays (many/most are condensed from books by their respective authors) are typically very scholarly, but often very dry ... Read full review

Contents

PM Zall Abe Lincoln Laughing
xxx
Norma A Graebner
19
Mark E Neely Jr
26
A Selection from James Mellon The Face of Lincoln
31
Harold Holzaer Gabor S Boritt and Mark E Neely Jr The Lincoln Image
49
Wendy Wick Reaves
80
IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS
85
Gabor S Boritt Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream
87
Herman Belz
245
Dwight G Anderson Quest for Immortality A Theory of Abraham Lincolns Political Psychology
251
Robert V Bruce
273
Marcue Cunliffe
277
George B Forgie Lincolns Tyrants Patricide in the House Divided
283
Kenneth M Stampp
300
Major L Wilson
306
William Hanchett The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies
313

Commentary ME Bradford
107
Phillip S Paludan
116
Glen E Thurow Abraham Lincoln and American Political Religion
125
David Hein
144
David A Nichols Lincoln and the Indians
149
Hans L Trefousse
170
La Wanda Cox Lincoln and Black Freedom
175
Stephen B Oates
195
Armstead L Robinson
202
Charles B Strozier Lincolns Quest for Union Public and Private Meanings
209
Jean Baker
240
James M Mcpherson
337
Thomas Reed Turner Beware the People Weeping
343
James W Clarke
363
Karold M Hyman
368
Richard N Current Oates and the Handlins
375
Don E Fehrenbacher Vidals Lincoln
385
Rebuttals
391
Contributors
419
Index
431
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