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The Resource Abraham Lincoln : his life and times from the original newspaper documents of the Union, the Confederacy, and Europe, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)

Abraham Lincoln : his life and times from the original newspaper documents of the Union, the Confederacy, and Europe, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)

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Abraham Lincoln : his life and times from the original newspaper documents of the Union, the Confederacy, and Europe
Title
Abraham Lincoln
Title remainder
his life and times from the original newspaper documents of the Union, the Confederacy, and Europe
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Mitgang
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To say he is ugly is nothing. To add that his figure is grotesque is to convey no adequate impression." "He is destined to occupy in history{u2026}a quaintness, originality, courage, honesty, magnanimity and popular force of character such as have never heretofore{u2026}" These starkly different 19th century newspaper depictions describe one and the same man: Abraham Lincoln. Nearly 150 years after his death, Lincoln is universally considered our most beloved U.S. president. Yet in his own time, the reception he received at the hands of journalists was far more mixed. In this essential volume, noted Lincoln scholar Herbert Mitgang has painstakingly gathered the most thorough, wide-ranging collection of actual newspaper accounts that show how Lincoln was portrayed by northern, southern, and foreign newspapers. It reveals a far more beleaguered, less godlike, and finally a richer Lincoln than has come through many other biographies. While often revered in print, for example, he was just as often crucified, even by some newspapers in his home state of Illinois that portrayed him throughout his career as a joker instead of a thinker. Most shockingly, perhaps, one Houston paper wrote after his assassination: "From now until God's judgment day, the minds of men will not cease to thrill at the killing of Abraham Lincoln." For those only familiar with the "retouched" versions of Lincoln's life, Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portrait offers an often surprising and wholly unsanitized account of how his contemporaries actually saw him before, during, and after the Civil War. It is must read for the serious scholar and Lincoln buff alike
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Mitgang, Herbert
Dewey number
  • 973.7/092
  • B
  • 973.7/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E457.15
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The North's Civil War series
Series volume
15
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Press and politics
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
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Abraham Lincoln : his life and times from the original newspaper documents of the Union, the Confederacy, and Europe, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTI1NzE3MzQy
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Note
"A Press portrait."
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unknown
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frd00007196
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (524 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504028783
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  • (Sirsi) i9781504028783
  • (Sirsi) b1430885
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Label
Abraham Lincoln : his life and times from the original newspaper documents of the Union, the Confederacy, and Europe, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTI1NzE3MzQy
Publication
Note
"A Press portrait."
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00007196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (524 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504028783
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504028783
  • (Sirsi) b1430885
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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