The Resource Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln, compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher

Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln, compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher

Label
Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln
Title
Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first comprehensive collection of remarks attributed to Abraham Lincoln by his contemporaries. Much of what is known or believed about the man comes from such utterances, which have been an important part of Lincoln biography. About his mother, for instance, he never wrote anything beyond supplying a few routine facts, but he can be quoted as stating orally that she was the illegitimate daughter of a Virginia aristocrat. Similarly, there is no mention of Ann
  • Rutledge in any of his writings, but he can be quoted as saying when he was president-elect, "I did honestly and truly love the girl and think often, often of her now." Did Lincoln make a conditional offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in April 1861? Did he personally make the decision to restore General McClellan to army command in September 1862? To whom did he first reveal his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation? Did he label the Gettysburg address a failure
  • Right after delivering it? Did he, just a few days before his assassination, dream of a president lying dead in the White House? All of these questions, and many others, arise from recollective quotations of Lincoln, and the answer in each instance depends upon how one appraises the reliability of such recollection. Recalled piecemeal over a period of more than half a century and scattered about in diaries, letters, newspaper interviews, and reminiscent writing of
  • Various kinds, these quotations lie outside the Lincoln canon in the sense that they are not, with a few exceptions, included in his published "works," nor has their authenticity been more than randomly tested. This book contains only quotations traceable to named auditors (persons claiming to have heard the quoted words directly from Lincoln) plus quotations reported contemporaneously by anonymous newspaper correspondents. The quotations are arranged alphabetically by
  • Auditor, often with critical comment. The book is designed not only as a collection of quotations but as a step toward the evaluation of such resources and as a critique of historians' use of them
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.99
LC item number
.R43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1809-1865
  • 1920-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E.
  • Fehrenbacher, Virginia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Discussies
  • Biographie
  • Quelle
Label
Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln, compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
liv, 592 pages
Isbn
9780804726368
Lccn
95037774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32968974
  • (OCoLC)ocm32968974
Label
Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln, compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
liv, 592 pages
Isbn
9780804726368
Lccn
95037774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32968974
  • (OCoLC)ocm32968974

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