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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides a history of Lincoln's place in the American imagination from the hour of his death to the present. In tracing the changing image of Lincoln through time, the book offers insight ... More


 The Civil War: Redeemer President and Warrior Prophet: Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, and Evangelical Protestantism

Wayne Wei‐siang Hsieh

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the relationship between evangelical Protestantism and the American Civil War through the lives of Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman. The jeremiad script of evangelical ... More


Decline, Slavery, and War: The Jeremiad in Antebellum and Civil War America

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the important role played by the jeremiad in antebellum and Civil War America. It begins with the national day of fasting proclaimed by President James Buchanan in January 1861. ... More


The Republican Revolution

Don E. Fehrenbacher and Ward M. McAfee

in The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158052
eISBN:
9780199849475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158052.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Republican free-soil principle was actually a political and moral compromise with the institution of slavery, and Republican leaders were something less than willful agents of violent social ... More


Apotheosis

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the events that transpired starting from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865. The last moments before his death and the anguish of his family and the whole ... More


Slavery, Reconstruction, and the Union Party

Adam I. P. Smith

in No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195188653
eISBN:
9780199868346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188653.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the tensions within the party system in the summer of 1864, exploring the possible threats to the Union Party's distinctive combination of radicalism on the slavery question ... More


Lincoln Everlasting

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the legacy left by Abraham Lincoln after his death. The author touches on Lincolnography and Lincolnology of scholars. The author also describes a new and improved Lincoln ... More


Radical Gettysburg

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter carefully analyzes the text of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address – beginning with the opening line, which evokes the Declaration of Independence rather than the Constitution – as the ... More


Climax and Exhaustion in the Civil War

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Civil War was a decisive chapter in the history of American theology. While the leading theological commentators on the war continued to rely on the theological constructs that had been developed ... More


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