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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)

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Works: 7,953 works in 8,850 publications in 2 languages and 2,212,172 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Case studies  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Novels 
Classifications: E457, B
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Most widely held works by Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
The Americans : the democratic experience by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 4,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical survey of America's self-discovery in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War
Lincoln : a photobiography by Russell Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President
Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era by James M McPherson( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 4,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, this fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War: the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. It then moves into a chronicle of the war itself, the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war, slavery, and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty
Roots by Alex Haley( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery led inexorably to civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Burmese and held by 4,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully rounded biography of America's sixteenth President is the product of Donald's half-century of study of Lincoln and his times. In preparing it, Donald has drawn more extensively than any previous writer on Lincoln's personal papers and those of his contemporaries, and he has taken full advantage of the voluminous newly discovered records of Lincoln's legal practice. He presents his findings with the same literary skill and psychological understanding exhibited in his previous biographies, which have received two Pulitzer Prizes ... Much more than a political biography, Donald's Lincoln reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how his private life helped to shape his public career. In Donald's skillful hands, Lincoln emerges as a youthful, vigorous President. One of the youngest men ever to occupy the White House, he was also the husband of an even younger wife and the father of boisterous children. We witness how Lincoln's absorption with politics disrupted his family life, and how his often tumultuous marriage affected his political career. And we see a man renowned for his storytelling and his often sidesplitting humor lapse into the periods of deep melancholy to which he was prone, not only during the dark days of the Civil War but throughout his life ... Donald's strikingly original portrait of Lincoln depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, who confessed that he did not control events but events had controlled him. Yet coupled with that fatalism was an unbounded ambition that drove him to take enormous political risks and enabled him to overcome repeated defeats. Donald shows that Lincoln was a master of ambiguity and expediency--but he also stresses that Lincoln was a great moral leader, inflexibly opposed to slavery and absolutely committed to preserving the Union."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln; the war years by Carl Sandburg( Book )

13 editions published between 1926 and 1984 in English and held by 3,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of the Civil War president, detailing his childhood, his education, career as a lawyer and legislator, his marriage, political campaigns, presidental years, and assassination
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era
Lincoln : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 3,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln is a masterwork of historical fiction, in which Gore Vidal combines a comprehensive knowledge of Civil War America with 20th-century literary technique, probing the minds and motives of the men surrounding Abraham Lincoln, including personal secretary John Hay and scheming cabinet members William Seward and Salmon P. Chase, as well as his wife, Mary Todd
The Supreme Court of the United States : its beginnings & its justices, 1790-1991 by Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a full page biography and a full page color portrait of each Chief Justice and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Lincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade America by Garry Wills( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln in their historical moment and cultural frame breathing new life into the words and revealing much about the President
The Oxford history of the American people by Samuel Eliot Morison( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 3,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author re-creates the American modes of living in years past in this volume of social, political, and economic history
The confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Confessions of Nat Turner reveals in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of Negro slavery. Through the mind of a slave, William Styron has re-created a catastrophic event, and dramatized the intermingled miseries, frustrations-and hopes-which caused this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of our history and strike down those who had held his people in bondage."
Thomas Jefferson : an intimate history by Fawn McKay Brodie( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between Jefferson's inner life and his public life including his attitudes toward the church, slavery, women, and revolution
The army of the Potomac : a stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton( Book )

2 editions published between 1953 and 1982 in English and held by 3,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the most spectacular conflicts between Grant and Lee and details the end of hope for the Confederacy in the final year of the Civil War
This hallowed ground : the story of the Union side of the Civil War by Bruce Catton( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history deals with the entire scope of the Civil War--from the months of unrest and hysteria that led to Fort Sumter through the Union victory
Grant takes command by Bruce Catton( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers such battles and campaigns as Chattanooga, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Crater, and Appomattox
The centennial history of the Civil War by Bruce Catton( Book )

in English and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3: "Never call retreat" carries the war from Fredericksburg, and through many campaigns to the death of Lincoln and the war's end
Grant moves south by Bruce Catton( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 2,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers such battles and campaigns as Belmont, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Edwards Station, and Vicksburg
 
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Lincoln : a photobiography
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Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War eraRootsTeam of rivals : the political genius of Abraham LincolnLincolnThe Civil War : an illustrated historyLincoln : a novelLincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade AmericaThe confessions of Nat TurnerGrant moves south
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