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The Lincoln enigma
G. S. Boritt

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The Lincoln enigma
the changing faces of an American icon
edited by Gabor Boritt

Published 2001 by Oxford Univ. Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Nearly a century and a half after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains an intrinsic part of the American consciousness, yet his intentions as president and his personal character continue to stir debate. Now, in The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invites renowned Lincoln scholars, and rising new voices, to take a look at much-debated aspects of Lincoln's life, including his possible gay relationships, his plan to send blacks back to Africa, and his high-handed treatment of the Constitution. Boritt explores Lincoln's proposals that looked to a lily-white America. Jean Baker marvels at Lincoln's lov.

Table of Contents

Did he dream of a lily-white America? : the voyage to Linconia / Gabor Boritt
Young man Lincoln / Douglas L. Wilson
Mary and Abraham : a marriage / Jean H. Baker
Military fantasies / Gerald J. Prokopowicz
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as commanders in chief / David Herbert Donald
Apple of gold in a picture of silver : the Constitution and liberty / Allen C. Guelzo
Toward Appomattox, toward unconditional surrender? / William C. Harris
The riddle of death / Robert V. Bruce
Epilogue : Lincoln in "modern" art / Harold Holzer and Gabor Boritt.

Edition Notes

"Gettysburg Civil War Institute books."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Dewey Decimal Class
973.7/092, B
Library of Congress
E457.8 .L737 2001eb

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