Series: Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture

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Lincoln's philosophic vision by Jacques Barzun21st Annual
Lincoln and the strategy of unconditional surrender by James M. McPherson23rd Annual
"Slavery ordained of God" : the southern slaveholders' view of biblical history and modern politics by Eugene D. Genovese24th Annual
The doubled images of Lincoln and Washington by Marcus Cunliffe26th Annual
War and the Constitution: Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt by Arthur M. Schlesinger27th Annual
One Among Many: The Civil War in Comparative Perspective by Carl N. Degler29th Annual
The United States and national self-determination : two traditions by Kenneth M. Stampp30th Annual
The tocsin of freedom : the Black leadership of radical Reconstruction by Eric Foner31st Annual
To be worthy of God's favor : Southern women's defense and critique of slavery by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese32nd Annual
The quest for the moral problem of slavery : an historiographic odyssey by Robert William Fogel33rd Annual
The Military Geography of the American Civil War by John Keegan36th Annual

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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