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Neely, Mark E.

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Works: 63 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 17,656 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Art  Portraits  Encyclopedias  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: E457, 973.7092
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The insanity file the case of Mary Todd Lincoln by Mark E Neely ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 2,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1875 Robert Todd Lincoln caused his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, to be committed to an insane asylum. Based on newly discovered manuscript materials, this book seeks to explain how and why.In these documents-marked by Robert Todd Lincoln as the ""MTL Insanity File""-exists the only definitive record of the tragic story of Mary Todd Lincoln's insanity trial. The book that results from these letters and documents addresses several areas of controversy in the life of the widow of Abraham Lincoln: the extent of her illness, the fairness of her trial, and the motives of those w
The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties by Mark E Neely ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Fate of Liberty, Mark Neely -- one of America's leading authorities on Lincoln -- explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies, examining his controversial restriction of civil liberties and the abuses of power that arose under martial law." "Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned attempt to deal with a floodtide of unforeseen events -- from the disintegrating public order in the border states to the outcry against the first draft in U.S. history. Drawing on letters from prisoners, records of military courts and federal prisons, memoirs, and federal archives, he paints a vivid picture of how Lincoln responded to these problems, how his policies were actually executed, and the virulent political debates that followed. Lincoln emerges from this account with his legendary statesmanship intact -- mindful of political realities and prone to temper the sentences of military courts, concerned not with persecuting his opponents but with prosecuting the war efficiently." "Written with keen insight and an intimate grasp of the original sources, The Fate of Liberty brings to life the crises and chaos of a nation at war with itself, changing our understanding of Lincoln and his most controversial policies. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The last best hope of earth : Abraham Lincoln and the promise of America by Mark E Neely ( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mark R. Neely, Jr., provides for the general reader the first compact biography of Abraham Lincoln based on new scholarship. There is no comparable, succinct work on this nation's greatest president." "The Last Best Hope of Earth vividly recaptures the central place of politics in Lincoln's life. In Illinois, Lincoln was an established and prosperous lawyer, married to a refined and educated southern belle, and the father of four boys. Throughout his life, however, politics remained his first love. In Neely's depiction of Lincoln, power was never sought for its own sake. Having triumphed over the hardscrabble circumstances of his youth in Kentucky and Indiana, Lincoln, early in his political career, tied his ambition to the search for solutions to the economic underdevelopment of the American West. And in the last eleven years of his life, Lincoln's political ambitions became yoked to a fierce nationalism and a keen moral purpose - the preservation of the Union and the demise of slavery. Lincoln could not remember a time when he did not hate slavery, or revere the federal system. He made his position clear in the decade leading up to his presidential election campaign, and a civil war erupted." "Through Neely's eyes we see the growth of this president's advanced ideas about military strategy, despite their price in blood; his husbanding of the resources of the home front, regardless of its cost in national treasure; and his complex defense of the Constitution, notwithstanding a momentary loss of civil liberties. We also see Lincoln's steadfast dedication to the Emancipation Proclamation, while the fate of the republic and the future of four million black Americans hung in the balance." "Richly illustrated, nuanced and accessible, written with attention to the age in which Lincoln lived, yet ever alert to universal moral questions, this is a portrait of Lincoln as an extraordinary man in his own time and ours."--BOOK JACKET
The Civil War and the limits of destruction by Mark E Neely ( )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Civil War is often portrayed as the most brutal war in America's history, a premonition of 20th century slaughter and carnage. In challenging this view, the author considers the war's destructiveness in a comparative context, revealing the sense of limits that guided the conduct of American soldiers and statesmen
The union divided party conflict in the Civil War North by Mark E Neely ( )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1863, Union soldiers from Illinois threatened to march from the battlefield to their state capital. Springfield had not been seized by the Rebels - but the state government was in danger of being captured by the Democrats." "In The Union Divided, Mark E. Neely, Jr., recounts the story of political conflict in the North during the Civil War. Examining party conflict as viewed through the lens of the developing war, the excesses of party patronage, the impact of wartime elections, the highly partisan press, and the role of the loyal opposition, Neely dismantles the argument long established in Civil War scholarship that the survival of the party system in the North contributed to its victory." "The many positive effects attributed to the party system were in fact the result of the fundamental operation of the Constitution, in particular a four-year president who was commander in chief. In several ways, the party system actually undermined the Northern war effort; Americans uneasy about normal party operations in the abnormal circumstances of civil war saw near treason in the loyal opposition."--BOOK JACKET
The Abraham Lincoln encyclopedia by Mark E Neely ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the many novel features of this volume: It carefully examines Lincoln's views on a wide variety of subjects such as economics, race, the Constitution, Indians, patronage, habeas corpus, and dozens more. It offers biographical sketches of members of Lincoln's family and describes how he felt about them, including his "rebel" sister-in-law and an enterprising cousin who used Lincoln's Presidential nomination to launch a flourishing souvenir business. It portrays and clearly captures scores of Lincoln's associates, assistants, colleagues, and enemies, from Charles Francis Adams and George Atzerodt to Fernando Wood and Richard Yates. It appraises all the major Lincoln biographers and their books and also covers others associated with the subject: collectors and collections, portrait painters and photographers, famous documents and sites. - From Publisher
The Lincoln image : Abraham Lincoln and the popular print by Harold Holzer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Lincoln and the triumph of the nation : constitutional conflict in the American Civil War by Mark E Neely ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Civil War placed the U.S. Constitution under unprecedented--and, to this day, still unmatched--strain. In Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mark Neely examines for the first time in one book the U.S. Constitution and its often overlooked cousin, the Confederate Constitution, and the ways the documents shaped the struggle for national survival. Previous scholars have examined wartime challenges to civil liberties and questions of presidential power, but Neely argues that the constitutional conflict extended to the largest questions of national existence. Drawing on judicial opinions, presidential state papers, and political pamphlets spiced with the everyday immediacy of the partisan press, Neely reveals how judges, lawyers, editors, politicians, and government officials, both North and South, used their constitutions to fight the war and save, or create, their nation. Lincoln and the triumph of the nation illuminates how the U.S. Constitution not only survived its greatest test but emerged stronger after the war. That this happened at a time when the nation's very existence was threatened, Neely argues, speaks ultimately to the wisdom of the Union leadership, notably President Lincoln and his vision of the American nation"--Provided by publisher
Mine eyes have seen the glory : the Civil War in art by Harold Holzer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Union image : popular prints of the Civil War North by Mark E Neely ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on the popular prints used by the Northern side of the American Civil War, this book examines the importance of graphic arts in rallying support for the Union during the war and in shaping the national memory after the war
The Confederate image : prints of the lost cause by Mark E Neely ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Southern rights : political prisoners and the myth of Confederate constitutionalism by Mark E Neely ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the day Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate authorities, General Braxton Bragg reacted to a newspaper report that might have revealed the position of gun emplacements by arresting the correspondent, a Southern loyalist. Thus the Confederate army's first detention of a citizen occurred before President Lincoln had even called out troops to suppress the rebellion. During the civil war that followed, not a day would pass when Confederate military prisons did not contain political prisoners. Based on the discovery of records of over four thousand of these prisoners, Mark E. Neely, Jr.'s book undermines the common understanding that Jefferson Davis and the Confederates were scrupulous in their respect for constitutional rights while Lincoln and the Unionists regularly violated the rights of dissenters. Neely reveals for the first time the extent of repression of Unionists and other civilians in the Confederacy and uncovers and marshals convincing evidence that Southerners were as ready as their Northern counterparts to give up civil liberties in response to the real or imagined threats of wartime. From the onset of hostilities, the exploits of drunken recruits prompted communities from Selma to Lynchburg to beg the Richmond government to impose martial law. Southern citizens resigned themselves to a passport system for domestic travel similar to the system of passes imposed on enslaved and free blacks before the war. These restrictive measures made commerce difficult and constrained religious activity. As one Virginian complained, "This struggle was begun in defence of Constitutional Liberty which we could not get in the United States." The Davis administration countered that the passport system was essential to prevent desertion from the army, and most Southerners accepted the passports as a necessary inconvenience, ignoring the irony that the necessities of national mobilization had changed their government from a states'-rights confederacy to a powerful, centralized authority. After the war the records of men imprisoned by this authority were lost through a combination of happenstance and deliberate obfuscation. Their discovery and interpretation by Neely Jr. explodes one of the remaining myths of Lost Cause historiography, revealing Jefferson Davis as a calculated manipulator of the symbols of liberty
The boundaries of American political culture in the Civil War era by Mark E Neely ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking for politics in private places, this study looks at the extent to which ordinary people in mid 19th century America were politically conscious
The Lincoln family album by Mark E Neely ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lincoln Family Album offers a rare and revealing glimpse into the private life of Abraham Lincoln and the first family. Showcasing original and previously unpublished photographs collected and preserved by Mary Todd Lincoln and four generations of descendants, the volume includes pictures displayed in a family album when the Lincolns lived in the White House. Chronicled are the lives of the Lincolns' three sons, including the tragic death of Willie in 1862, the rapid change of Tad during the war, and Robert's marriage, children, and political career. Soldiers and statesmen of the Civil War, period figures such as Tom Thumb and Henry Ward Beecher, and even the family dog also graced the album that became the nucleus of the Lincolns' personal collection
Confederate bastille Jefferson Davis and civil liberties by Mark E Neely ( )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing the Lincoln image by Harold Holzer ( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Extra Journal : rallying the Whigs of Illinois by Mark E Neely ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retaliation : the problem of atrocity in the American Civil War by Mark E Neely ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australian beginner's guide to the internet by Mark E Neely ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memorial record of Allen County soldiers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Neely, Mark E., jr.
Neely, Mark E. Jr. 1944-
Neely, Mark E., ml.
Neely, Mark Jr
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English (141)
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