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Guelzo, Allen C.

Overview
Works: 135 works in 313 publications in 2 languages and 19,024 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: E457.2, 973.7349
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Most widely held works about Allen C Guelzo
 
Most widely held works by Allen C Guelzo
Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was his Senate campaign against the country's most formidable politician, Stephen A. Douglas, in the summer and fall of 1858. Lincoln challenged Douglas directly in one of his greatest speeches--"A house divided against itself cannot stand"--And confronted Douglas on the questions of slavery and the inviolability of the Union in seven fierce debates. Of course, the great issue was slavery. Douglas was the champion of letting states and territories decide for themselves whether to legalize slavery. Lincoln drew a moral line, arguing that no majority could ever make slavery right. Lincoln lost that Senate race to Douglas, though he came close to toppling the "Little Giant," but he emerged a predominant national figure. Guelzo's book brings alive their debates and this whole year of campaigns, and underscores their centrality in the greatest conflict in American history.--From publisher description
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : the end of slavery in America by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves ... are, and henceforward shall be free ..." No other words in American history changed the lives of so many Americans as this declaration from Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Born in the struggle of Lincoln's determination to set slavery on the path to destruction, it has remained a document of struggle. What were Lincoln's real intentions? Prizewinning Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo presents, for the first time, a full scale study of Lincoln's greatest state paper. Using unpublished letters and documents, little-known accounts from Civil War-era newspapers, and Congressional memoirs and correspondence, Guelzo tells the story of the complicated web of statesmen, judges, slaves, and soldiers who accompanied, and obstructed, Abraham Lincoln on the path to the Proclamation. The crisis of a White House at war, of plots in Congress and mutiny in the Army, of one man's will to turn the nation's face toward freedom--all these passionate events come alive in a powerful narrative of Lincoln's, and the Civil War's, greatest moment
Gettysburg : the last invasion by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, never before has a book dived down so closely to the individual soldier to explore the experience of the three days of intense fighting for the people involved, or looked so closely at the way politics swayed military decisions, or placed the battle in the context of nineteenth-century military practice. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the stone walls and gunpowder clouds of Pickett's Charge; the reason that the Army of Northern Virginia could be smelled before it could be seen; the march of thousands of men from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills. What emerges is a previously untold story: from the personal politics roiling the Union and Confederate officer ranks, to the peculiar character of artillery units. Through such scrutiny the cornerstone battle of the Civil War is given extraordinarily vivid new life
Abraham Lincoln : redeemer President by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More has been written about Abraham Lincoln than about any other American. Yet very little of this literature sees Lincoln as he was in his times - as a man of ideas, as a man of deep intellectual curiosity about the raging political and economic debates in nineteenth-century America, and as a textbook Victorian "doubter" who could not believe as an orthodox Christian yet could not be easy in his unbelief. This truly fresh look at the nation's sixteenth president offers the first "intellectual biography" of a man whose grasp of the powerful currents of religion, philosophy, and political economy shaped not only the outcome of a great civil war but also the outlines of American national development for the following generation."--Jacket
Fateful lightning : a new history of the Civil War & Reconstruction by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at the Civil War and how it shaped American history and culture; includes coverage of major figures and the war's effect on politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, seven legendary meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during their 1858 senatorial campaign in Illinois, made history, and changed its course as well. ... The debates were the culmination of a political rivalry that had its origin twenty-five years before, when Lincoln and Douglas were aspiring politicians in the Illinois legislature. The main theme was slavery and its expansion into the western territories. Douglas argued for the concept of popular sovereignty, with the people of each territory deciding the slavery question for themselves. But in Lincoln's view, this approach would nationalize and perpetuate slavery. Though Douglas won re-election to the Senate, Lincoln's gift for oratory and his anti-slavery stance in the debates made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the presidency in 1860"--Container
Edwards on the will : a century of American theological debate by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln : a very short introduction by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Thai and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abraham Lincoln was a fatalist who promoted freedom; he was a classical liberal who couched liberalism's greatest deed - emancipation of the slaves - in the unliberal language of divine providence; he was a religious doubter who became a national icon bordering on religion; and he was a rights-oriented liberal who appealed to natural law when confronting slavery"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Redeeming the great emancipator by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The larger-than-life image Abraham Lincoln projects across the screen of American history owes much to his role as the Great Emancipator during the Civil War. Yet this noble aspect of Lincoln's identity is precisely the dimension that some historians have cast into doubt. In a vigorous defense of America's sixteenth president, award-winning historian and Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo refutes accusations of Lincoln's racism and political opportunism, while candidly probing the follies of contemporary cynicism and the constraints of today's unexamined faith in the liberating powers of individual autonomy. Redeeming the Great Emancipator enumerates Lincoln's anti-slavery credentials, showing that a deeply held belief in the God-given rights of all people steeled the president in his commitment to emancipation and his hope for racial reconciliation. Emancipation did not achieve complete freedom for American slaves, nor was Lincoln entirely above some of the racial prejudices of his time. Nevertheless, his conscience and moral convictions far outweighed political calculations in ultimately securing freedom for black Americans. Guelzo clarifies the historical record concerning what the Emancipation Proclamation did and did not accomplish. As a policy it was imperfect, but it was far from ineffectual, as some accounts of African American self-emancipation imply. To achieve liberation required interdependence across barriers of race and status. If we fail to recognize our debt to the sacrifices and ingenuity of all the brave men and women of the past, Guelzo says, then we deny a precious part of the American and, indeed, the human community
For the union of Evangelical Christendom : the irony of the Reformed Episcopalians by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwards in our time : Jonathan Edwards and the shaping of American religion( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gettysburg : the last invasion by Allen C Guelzo( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, and coinciding with 150th anniversary of the legendary battle: a brilliant new history and the most intimate and richly readable account we have had, that draws the reader into the muck and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts, as never before, the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the great battles of all time
Abraham Lincoln as a man of ideas by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos. What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln's tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology. And from these, Lincoln developed a set of political convictions that guided him throughout his life and his presidency. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas, a compilation of ten essays from Lincoln scholar, Allen C. Guelzo, uncovers the hidden sources of Lincoln's ideas and examines the beliefs that directed his career and brought an end to slavery and the Civil War. These essays reveal Lincoln to be a man of impressive intellectual probity and depth as well as a man of great contradictions. He was an apostle of freedom who did not believe in human free will; a champion of the Constitution who had to step outside of it in order to save it; a man of many acquaintances and admirers, but few friends; a man who opposed slavery but also opposed the abolition of it; a man of prudence who took more political risks than any other president. Guelzo explores the many faces of Lincoln's ideas, and especially the influence of the Founding Fathers and the great European champions of democracy. And he links the 16th president's struggles with the issues of race, emancipation, religion, and civil liberties to the challenges these issues continue to offer to Americans today. Lincoln played many roles in his life - lawyer, politician, president - but in each he was driven by a core of values, convictions, and beliefs about economics, society, and democracy. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas is a broad and exciting survey of the ideas that made Lincoln great, just as we celebrate the bicentennial his birth."--Jacket
Lincoln : an intimate portrait by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death offers a timeline, a biographical essay based on the artifacts left behind, an examination of his photographs, an account of his assassination, and brief evaluations by various people
The history of the United States( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the United States from colonial origins to the beginning of the 21st century. Lectures presented by Allen C. Guelzo, Eastern University; Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia; Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University
The history of the United States by Allen C Guelzo( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the United States from colonial origins to the beginning of the 21st century
The New England theology : from Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa Park by Douglas A Sweeney( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many recognize the importance of Jonathan Edwards, yet the writings of those who followed in his theological footsteps are less widely known. This collection draws together their key works, making them accessible to a broader audience and providing readers with easy access to an important part of the Calvinist tradition in America. In addition to plentiful selections from Edwards, the volume includes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century works from writers such as Samuel Hopkins, Nathanael Emmons, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Timothy Dwight, Nathaniel W. Taylor, and Charles G. Finney. Their writings have broadly influenced evangelical theology in America, and this collection will be of great value for those interested in the study of Jonathan Edwards and the New England Theology tradition
Mr. Lincoln : the life of Abraham Lincoln by Allen C Guelzo( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Guelzo looks at Lincoln's life and legacy, from his youth and maturation into a successful lawyer through the evolution of his views on slavery to his presidency and triumphant management of emancipation and the restoration of the union
The crisis of the American republic : a history of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Lincoln : the life of Abraham Lincoln( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of Lincoln's life, from his forebears' arrival in America through an evaluation of how his legacy lives on for us today
 
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Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America
Alternative Names
Allen C. Guelzo Amerikaans historicus

Allen Carl Guelzo

Guelzo, Allen Carl 1953-

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English (141)

Thai (2)

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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : the end of slavery in AmericaAbraham Lincoln : redeemer PresidentThe Lincoln-Douglas debatesEdwards on the will : a century of American theological debateLincoln : a very short introductionFor the union of Evangelical Christendom : the irony of the Reformed EpiscopaliansEdwards in our time : Jonathan Edwards and the shaping of American religionAbraham Lincoln as a man of ideas