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The Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln…

The Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln

by Shirley Samuels (Editor)

Other authors: Faith Barrett (Contributor), Harold K. Bush, Jr. (Contributor), Stephen Cushman (Contributor), Betsy Erkkila (Contributor), Robert Fanuzzi (Contributor)7 more, Paul Giles (Contributor), Deak Nabers (Contributor), Anne Norton (Contributor), Carol Payne (Contributor), Bethany Schneider (Contributor), Timothy Sweet (Contributor), Ivy G. Wilson (Contributor)

Series: Cambridge Companions to American Studies

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Samuels, ShirleyEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barrett, FaithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bush, Harold K., Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cushman, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Erkkila, BetsyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fanuzzi, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giles, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nabers, DeakContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Norton, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Payne, CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schneider, BethanyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sweet, TimothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Ivy G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Abraham Lincoln's stature as an American cultural figure grows from his political legacy. In today's milieu, the speeches he delivered as the sixteenth president of the United States have become synonymous with American progress, values, and exceptionalism. But what makes Lincoln's language so effective? Highlighting matters of style, affect, nationalism, and history in nineteenth-century America, this collection examines the rhetorical power of Lincoln's prose - from the earliest legal decision, stump speeches, anecdotes, and letters to the Gettysburg Address and the lingering power of the Second Inaugural Address. Through careful analysis of his correspondence with Civil War generals and his early poetry, the contributors, all literary critics, give readers a unique look into Lincoln's private life. Their essays also examine Lincoln's language in a larger sphere, including that of the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as Europe. Such a collection enables teachers, students, and readers of American history to assess the impact of this extraordinary writer - and rare politician - on the world's stage.

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