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The Resource The Gettysburg Address : perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech, edited by Sean Conant ; foreword by Harold Holzer

The Gettysburg Address : perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech, edited by Sean Conant ; foreword by Harold Holzer

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The Gettysburg Address : perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech
Title
The Gettysburg Address
Title remainder
perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech
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edited by Sean Conant ; foreword by Harold Holzer
Title variation
Gettysburg Address
Title variation remainder
perspectives on Lincolns greatest speech
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. In 272 words, spoken on November 19, 1863, among the freshly dug graves of the Union dead at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln evoked and distilled the profound significance of the terrible war in which the nation was engaged. This volume aims to place Lincoln's words in their full context. Edited by the country's leading scholars, including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, it approaches the Address from a number of fresh perspectives. Taken together, they show why in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, its language echoed by those seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices
Summary
It is the most famous speech Lincoln ever gave, and one of the most important orations in the history of the nation. Delivered on November 19, 1863, among the freshly dug graves of the Union dead, the Gettysburg Address defined the central meaning of the Civil War and gave cause for the nation's incredible suffering. The poetic language and moral sentiment inspired listeners at the time, and have continued to resonate powerfully with groups and individuals up to the present day. What gives this speech its enduring significance?
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10424041
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DLC
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973.7/349
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Conant, Sean
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True
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Lincoln, Abraham
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adult
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perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech
Label
The Gettysburg Address : perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech, edited by Sean Conant ; foreword by Harold Holzer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Part I. Influences -- Classical democracy and the Gettysburg Address / Nicholas P. Cole -- "We here highly resolve": the end of compromise and the return to revolutionary time / Robert Pierce Forbes -- Democracy at Gettysburg / Sean Wilentz -- Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, and the Gettysburg Address / Craig L. Symonds -- "Of all, by all, for all": Theodore Parker, transcendentalism, and the Gettysburg Address / Dean Grodzins -- Death and the Gettysburg Address / Mark S. Schantz -- Shared suffering and the way to Gettysburg / Chandra Manning -- Little note, long remember: Lincoln and the murk of myth at Gettysburg / Allen C. Guelzo -- Part II. Impacts -- "A new birth of freedom": emancipation and the Gettysburg Address / Louis P. Masur -- "The great task remaining before us": Lincoln and Reconstruction / George Rutherglen -- Immigration and the Gettysburg Address: nationalism and equality at the gates / Alison Clark Efford -- Engendering the Gettysburg Address: its meaning for women / Jean H. Baker -- The Gettysburg Address and civil rights / Raymond Arsenault -- Widely noted and long remembered: the Gettysburg Address around the world / Don H. Doyle -- The search for meaning in Lincoln's great oration / Thomas A. Desjardin
Control code
ocn892700217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780190227456
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014042814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892700217
Label
The Gettysburg Address : perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech, edited by Sean Conant ; foreword by Harold Holzer
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
Contents
Part I. Influences -- Classical democracy and the Gettysburg Address / Nicholas P. Cole -- "We here highly resolve": the end of compromise and the return to revolutionary time / Robert Pierce Forbes -- Democracy at Gettysburg / Sean Wilentz -- Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, and the Gettysburg Address / Craig L. Symonds -- "Of all, by all, for all": Theodore Parker, transcendentalism, and the Gettysburg Address / Dean Grodzins -- Death and the Gettysburg Address / Mark S. Schantz -- Shared suffering and the way to Gettysburg / Chandra Manning -- Little note, long remember: Lincoln and the murk of myth at Gettysburg / Allen C. Guelzo -- Part II. Impacts -- "A new birth of freedom": emancipation and the Gettysburg Address / Louis P. Masur -- "The great task remaining before us": Lincoln and Reconstruction / George Rutherglen -- Immigration and the Gettysburg Address: nationalism and equality at the gates / Alison Clark Efford -- Engendering the Gettysburg Address: its meaning for women / Jean H. Baker -- The Gettysburg Address and civil rights / Raymond Arsenault -- Widely noted and long remembered: the Gettysburg Address around the world / Don H. Doyle -- The search for meaning in Lincoln's great oration / Thomas A. Desjardin
Control code
ocn892700217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780190227456
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014042814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892700217

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