Lincoln on Democracy

Lincoln on Democracy Author Abraham Lincoln
ISBN-10 0823223450
Release 2004
Pages 416
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Back in print after ten years, this unique book brings together 141 speeches, speech excerpts, letters, fragments, and other writings by Lincoln on the theme of democracy. Selected by leading historians, the writings include such standards as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but also such little-seen writings as a letter assuring a general that the President felt safe-drafted just three days before Lincoln's assassination. In this richly annotated anthology, the writings are grouped thematically into seven sections that cover politics, slavery, the union, democracy, liberty, the nation divided, and the American Dream. The introductions are by well-known historians: Gabor Borritt, William E. Gienapp, Charles B. Strozier, Richard Nelson Current, James M. McPherson, Mark E. Neely, Jr., and Hans L. Trefousse. In addition, each section's title page displays a photograph of Lincoln from the time period covered in that section, with a paragraph describing the source and the occasion for which the photograph was made.

Lincoln on democracy

Lincoln on democracy Author Abraham Lincoln
ISBN-10 0060987006
Release 1991-05-23
Pages 416
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Gathers Lincoln's speeches, letters, diary entries, and conversations concerning equality, freedom, and self-determination, and includes introductory essays by historians

Lincoln on Democracy

Lincoln on Democracy Author Abraham Lincoln
ISBN-10 0823223434
Release 1990
Pages 416
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Brings together 141 speeches, speech excerpts, letters, fragments, and other writings by Lincoln on the theme of democracy. The writings include such standards as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but also such writings as a letter assuring a general that the President felt safe - drafted three days before his assassination.

Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy

Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy Author Nicholas Buccola
ISBN-10 0700622179
Release 2016
Pages 256
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An ideologically and methodologically diverse group of scholars reflect on the nature and significance of Abraham Lincoln's political thought. Although viewing Lincoln from different perspectives and through different lenses, the contributors to this volume coalesce around the idea that Lincoln's political thought has enduring relevance for how we think about liberal democracy.

The Rise of American Democracy

The Rise of American Democracy Author Sean Wilentz
ISBN-10 0393931110
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 496
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Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review

Six Encounters with Lincoln

Six Encounters with Lincoln Author Elizabeth Brown Pryor
ISBN-10 9780735222793
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 496
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“Fascinating reading. . .this book eerily reflects some of today’s key issues.” – The New York Times Book Review From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army officers, on the eve of the Civil War. A conversation on the White House portico with a young cavalry sergeant who was a fiercely dedicated abolitionist. A tense exchange on a navy ship with a Confederate editor and businessman. In this eye-opening book, Elizabeth Brown Pryor examines six intriguing, mostly unknown encounters that Abraham Lincoln had with his constituents. Taken together, they reveal his character and opinions in unexpected ways, illustrating his difficulties in managing a republic and creating a presidency. Pryor probes both the political demons that Lincoln battled in his ambitious exercise of power and the demons that arose from the very nature of democracy itself: the clamorous diversity of the populace, with its outspoken demands. She explores the trouble Lincoln sometimes had in communicating and in juggling the multiple concerns that make up being a political leader; how conflicted he was over the problem of emancipation; and the misperceptions Lincoln and the South held about each other. Pryor also provides a fascinating discussion of Lincoln’s fondness for storytelling and how he used his skills as a raconteur to enhance both his personal and political power. Based on scrupulous research that draws on hundreds of eyewitness letters, diaries, and newspaper excerpts, Six Encounters with Lincoln offers a fresh portrait of Lincoln as the beleaguered politician who was not especially popular with the people he needed to govern with, and who had to deal with the many critics, naysayers, and dilemmas he faced without always knowing the right answer. What it shows most clearly is that greatness was not simply laid on Lincoln’s shoulders like a mantle, but was won in fits and starts.

Uncertain Democracy

Uncertain Democracy Author Lincoln A. Mitchell
ISBN-10 9780812202816
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 192
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In November of 2003, a stolen election in the former Soviet republic of Georgia led to protests and the eventual resignation of President Eduard Shevardnadze. Shevardnadze was replaced by a democratically elected government led by President Mikheil Saakashvili, who pledged to rebuild Georgia, orient it toward the West, and develop a European-style democracy. Known as the Rose Revolution, this early twenty-first-century democratic movement was only one of the so-called color revolutions (Orange in Ukraine, Tulip in Kyrgyzstan, and Cedar in Lebanon). What made democratic revolution in Georgia thrive when so many similar movements in the early part of the decade dissolved? Lincoln A. Mitchell witnessed the Rose Revolution firsthand, even playing a role in its manifestation by working closely with key Georgian actors who brought about change. In Uncertain Democracy, Mitchell recounts the events that led to the overthrow of Shevardnadze and analyzes the factors that contributed to the staying power of the new regime. The book also explores the modest but indispensable role of the United States in contributing to the Rose Revolution and Georgia's failure to live up to its democratic promise. Uncertain Democracy is the first scholarly examination of Georgia's recent political past. Drawing upon primary sources, secondary documents, and his own NGO experience, Mitchell presents a compelling case study of the effect of U.S. policy of promoting democracy abroad.

Lincoln Lessons

Lincoln Lessons Author Frank J. Williams
ISBN-10 0809328917
Release 2009-01-02
Pages 184
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Presents a collection of essays that explore the importance and influence of Abraham Lincoln on the lives of the authors.

Our Secret Constitution

Our Secret Constitution Author George P. Fletcher
ISBN-10 0198032439
Release 2003-01-16
Pages 304
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Americans hate and distrust their government. At the same time, Americans love and trust their government. These contradictory attitudes are resolved by Fletcher's novel interpretation of constitutional history. He argues that we have two constitutions--still living side by side--one that caters to freedom and fear, the other that satisfied our needs for security and social justice. The first constitution came into force in 1789. It stresses freedom, voluntary association, and republican elitism. The second constitution begins with the Gettysburg Address and emphasizes equality, organic nationhood, and popular democracy. These radical differences between our two constitutions explain our ambivalence and self-contradictory attitudes toward government. With September 11 the second constitution--which Fletcher calls the Secret Constitution--has become ascendant. When America is under threat, the nation cultivates its solidarity. It overcomes its fear and looks to government for protection and the pursuit of social justice. Lincoln's messages of a strong government and a nation that must "long endure" have never been more relevant to American politics. "Fletcher's argument has intriguing implications beyond the sweeping subject of this profoundly thought-provoking book."--The Denver Post

The Democracy Promotion Paradox

The Democracy Promotion Paradox Author Lincoln A. Mitchell
ISBN-10 9780815727033
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 240
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Explore the numerous paradoxes at the heart of the theory and practice of democracy promotion. The Democracy Promotion Paradox raises difficult but critically important issues by probing the numerous inconsistencies and paradoxes that lie at the heart of the theory and practice of democracy promotion. For example, the United States frequently crafts policies to encourage democracy that rely on cooperation with undemocratic governments; democracy promoters view their work as minor yet also of critical importance to the United States and the countries where they work; and many who work in the field of democracy promotion have an incomplete understanding of democracy. Similarly, in the domestic political context, both left and right critiques of democracy promotion are internally inconsistent. Lincoln A. Mitchell provides an overview of the origins of U.S. democracy promotion, analyzes its development and evolution over the last decades, and discusses how it came to be an unquestioned assumption at the core of U.S. foreign policy. His discussion of the bureaucratic logic that underlies democracy promotion offers important insights into how it can be adapted to remain effective. Mitchell also examines the future of democracy promotion in the context of evolving U.S. domestic policy and politics and in a changed global environment in which the United States is no longer the hegemon.

From Jackson to Lincoln

From Jackson to Lincoln Author Robert Parks
ISBN-10 081221577X
Release 1995-01
Pages 119
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From Jackson to Lincoln includes color reproductions of important nineteenth-century political and cultural documents with expert commentary. Represented are major examples of political and literary autograph manuscripts, drawings, photographs, broadsides, and other ephemera from the formative years of the United States.


DEMOCRACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Author Henry Cabot 1850-1924 Lodge
ISBN-10 1361755598
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 28
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DEMOCRACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from DEMOCRACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full DEMOCRACY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN book for free.

Lincoln s Legacy

Lincoln s Legacy Author Phillip Shaw Paludan
ISBN-10 9780252032233
Release 2008
Pages 85
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Understanding Lincoln’s influence on twenty-first century law and politics

Abraham Lincoln and American Political Religion

Abraham Lincoln and American Political Religion Author Glen E. Thurow
ISBN-10 0873953347
Release 1976
Pages 133
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Lincoln s major public speeches are examined in this analysis of his attempt to create a political religion through his language of intense religious feeling."

Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream

Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream Author G. S. Boritt
ISBN-10 0252064453
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 386
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Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream book for free.

Democracy Defended

Democracy Defended Author Gerry Mackie
ISBN-10 0521534313
Release 2003-11-27
Pages 483
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A theoretical and empirically spirited defence of democratic governance.

The Global Lincoln

The Global Lincoln Author Richard Carwardine
ISBN-10 9780199831500
Release 2011-08-05
Pages 344
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Perhaps more than any other American, Abraham Lincoln has become a global figure, one who spoke--and continues to speak--to people across the world. Karl Marx judged Lincoln "the single-minded son of the working class"; Tolstoy reported his fame in the Caucasus; Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, drew strength as "the Lincoln of Central Europe"; racially-mixed, republican "Lincoln brigades" fought in the Spanish Civil War; and, more recently, statesmen ranging from Gordon Brown to Pervez Musharraf to Barack Obama have invoked Lincoln in support of their respective agendas. This fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the world to explore Lincoln's international legacy. The authors examine the meaning and image of Lincoln in many places and across continents, ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Asia to Argentina and the American South. The book reveals that at the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity were his political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet the "Global Lincoln" has been a malleable and protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him. The first study of Lincoln's global legacy, this book tells the unknown and remarkable story of the world-wide impact of one of America's great presidents.