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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator?: Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture

Eric Foner

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the evolution of Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery and race. It looks at his eventual role as the Great Emancipator, which was given to him in light of the events of the Civil ... More


Transfiguration: Civil Rights Movement, Vanishing Savior of the Union

in Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741888
eISBN:
9780226741901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter, which examines the relation between the image of Abraham Lincoln and the civil rights movement in the United States, compares public belief about Lincoln in four national sample surveys ... More


The Global Lincoln

Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

More than any other American historical figure, Abraham Lincoln towers over the global landscape, a leader who spoke—and continues to speak—to people around the world. This book tells the unknown and ... More


Great Emancipator: Lincoln before Lincoln (2012)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a selective history of fictional films about Abraham Lincoln. Beginning with the Edison Film Company’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903) and concluding with Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln ... More


First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Hans L. Trefousse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. In myth and memory, he is always the Great ... More


Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case

Charles R. McKirdy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739855
eISBN:
9781604739879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739855.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1847, in a small rural courthouse in Coles County, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln represented a Kentucky slave owner named Robert Matson in his attempt to recover a runaway slave woman and her four ... More


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