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Fehrenbacher, Don E. (Don Edward) 1920-1997

Overview
Works: 77 works in 359 publications in 2 languages and 21,305 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Essays  Quotations  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Pictorial works  Sermons  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: E457.92, 973.5
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Most widely held works about Don E Fehrenbacher
 
Most widely held works by Don E Fehrenbacher
Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 5,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 46
The impending crisis, 1848-1861 by David Morris Potter( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the problems of slavery, expansion, and sectionalism between 1848 and 1861
The Dred Scott case, its significance in American law and politics by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies this famous case of judicial failure, and discusses the legal bases of slavery, the debate over the Constitution, and the dispute over slavery and continental expansion
Prelude to greatness : Lincoln in the 1850's by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slavery by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Lloyd Garrison argued - and many leading historians have since agreed - that the Constitution of the United States was a proslavery document. Garrison called it 'a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell.' But in The Slaveholding Republic, one of America's most eminent historians, Don E. Fehrenbacher, argues against this claim in a wide-ranging, landmark history that stretches from the Continental Congress to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Fehrenbacher ranges from sharp-eyed analyses of the deal-making behind the 'proslavery clauses' of the constitution to colorful accounts of partisan debates in Congress and heated confrontations with Great Britain (for instance, over slaves taken off American ships and freed in British ports). He shows us that the Constitution itself was more or less neutral on the issue of slavery and that, in the antebellum period, the idea that the Constitution protected slavery was hotly debated (many northerners would concede only that slavery was protected by state law, not by federal law). Nevertheless, he also reveals that U.S. policy - whether in foreign courts, on the high seas, in federal territories, or even in the District of Columbia - was consistently proslavery. The book concludes with a brilliant portrait of Lincoln. Fehrenbacher makes clear why Lincoln's election was such a shock to the South and shows how Lincoln's approach to emancipation, which seems exceedingly cautious by modern standards, quickly evolved into a 'Republican revolution' that ended the anomaly of the United States as a 'slaveholding republic.'"--Dust jacket
Slavery, law, and politics : the Dred Scott case in historical perspective by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of expansion, 1800-1848 by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln in text and context : collected essays by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South and three sectional crises by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive collection of remarks attributed to Abraham Lincoln by his contemporaries. Much of what is known or believed about the man comes from such utterances, which have been an important part of Lincoln biography. About his mother, for instance, he never wrote anything beyond supplying a few routine facts, but he can be quoted as stating orally that she was the illegitimate daughter of a Virginia aristocrat. Similarly, there is no mention of Ann Rutledge in any of his writings, but he can be quoted as saying when he was president-elect, "I did honestly and truly love the girl and think often, often of her now." Did Lincoln make a conditional offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in April 1861? Did he personally make the decision to restore General McClellan to army command in September 1862? To whom did he first reveal his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation? Did he label the Gettysburg address a failure right after delivering it? Did he, just a few days before his assassination, dream of a president lying dead in the White House? All of these questions, and many others, arise from recollective quotations of Lincoln, and the answer in each instance depends upon how one appraises the reliability of such recollection. Recalled piecemeal over a period of more than half a century and scattered about in diaries, letters, newspaper interviews, and reminiscent writing of various kinds, these quotations lie outside the Lincoln canon in the sense that they are not, with a few exceptions, included in his published "works," nor has their authenticity been more than randomly tested. This book contains only quotations traceable to named auditors (persons claiming to have heard the quoted words directly from Lincoln) plus quotations reported contemporaneously by anonymous newspaper correspondents. The quotations are arranged alphabetically by auditor, often with critical comment. The book is designed not only as a collection of quotations but as a step toward the evaluation of such resources and as a critique of historians' use of them
Abraham Lincoln: his speeches and writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basler has gone through the body of Lincoln utterance and his selections from it in a very peculiar time, a global war time and that war interwoven with many civil wars, a war in which the American Union of States issued as a colossal and decisive force among world powers. What have we to learn from Lincoln in this time when unprecedented and incalculable forces are to operate on our future, when the mind of man and his will and vision must meet the challenge of what is termed AA1, the Year One of the Atomic Age, when we hear the oft-recurring question, "What would Lincoln do now?" And now comes Mr. Basler to lay before you the best writings and speeches of Lincoln for you to find what of Lincoln is usable for these terrific history-shaping years. As a writer and speaker Lincoln had several styles and used them according to what events and occasions demanded. Plain talk, blunt and utterly lucid statements, these are to be found in plenty throughout his writings and speeches. Then again you may find him employing a prose that is cadenced, sonorous, masterly and having its relation to certain masterpieces of literature that had become part of him. - Preface
Manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War, 1840-1861 by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutions and constitutionalism in the slaveholding South by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leadership of Abraham Lincoln by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition, conflict, and modernization : perspectives on the American Revolution by Richard Maxwell Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition, Conflict, and Modernization: Perspectives on the American Revolution aims to expand knowledge on the intellectual character of the Revolution, its relation to the trend of modernization, and its standing as a manifestation of social conflict. The book discusses the American revolution in national tradition; the collective action in England and America in 1765-1775, and back country rebellions and the homestead ethic in America in 1740-1799. The text also describes the perspective of modernization related to the American revolution, modernization, and human. Historians will find the
Chicago giant; a biography of "Long John" Wentworth by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing image of Lincoln in American historiography: an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 21 May 1968 by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California; an illustrated history by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic history of California by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sectional crisis and Southern constitutionalism by Don E Fehrenbacher( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations
Alternative Names
Coe, William Robertson 1920-

Don E. Fehrenbacher American historian

Don E. Fehrenbacher Amerikaans historicus van de moderne tijd (1920-1997)

Don E. Fehrenbacher historien américain

Don E. Fehrenbacher storico statunitense

Don E. Fehrenbacher US-amerikanischer Neuzeithistoriker

Fehrenbacher, D. E.

Fehrenbacher, D. E. 1920-1997

Fehrenbacher, D. E. (Don Edward), 1920-1997

Fehrenbacher, D. Edward.

Fehrenbacher, Don E.

Fehrenbacher, Don Edward 1920-1997

Fehrenbacher, Donald

Fehrenbacher, Donald 1920-

Fehrenbacher Donald 1920-1997

Fehrenbacher Donald Edward 1920-1997

Languages
English (252)

Spanish (5)

Covers
The impending crisis, 1848-1861The Dred Scott case, its significance in American law and politicsPrelude to greatness : Lincoln in the 1850'sThe slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slaverySlavery, law, and politics : the Dred Scott case in historical perspectiveThe era of expansion, 1800-1848Lincoln in text and context : collected essaysRecollected words of Abraham Lincoln