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

Works: 8,893 works in 9,909 publications in 2 languages and 2,268,390 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Case studies  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Historical fiction 
Classifications: E468, 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 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 4,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final volume in a trilogy; the first of which is the author's The Americans, the colonial experience; and the second of which is his The Americans, the national experience
Lincoln : a photobiography by Russell Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President
Roots by Alex Haley( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4,354 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
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 4,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's 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--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's 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 authoritative 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
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4,092 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 3,968 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
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 3,845 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. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition, Brown has contributed an incisive new preface. 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 3,784 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
The Supreme Court of the United States : its beginnings & its justices, 1790-1991( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3,615 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 : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 3,598 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
Abraham Lincoln; the war years by Carl Sandburg( Book )

10 editions published between 1926 and 1984 in English and held by 3,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes complete the biography of Lincoln which the author began in "The prairie years." It covers the years from 1861 until Lincoln's death. Contains many illustrations including cuts of cartoons, letters and documents
Lincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade America by Garry Wills( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3,348 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 3,294 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 )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery. The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an eductated slave who feldt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region" --dust jacket
Thomas Jefferson : an intimate history by Fawn McKay Brodie( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3,153 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 3,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final volume of The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War. When it was first published in 1953, the author was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction
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 3,119 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 3,090 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 2,934 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 2,896 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
RootsBattle cry of freedom : the Civil War eraTeam 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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Mississippi State University. Libraries Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana