Thursday, March 12, 2009

Book Review: Our Lincoln

Title Our Lincoln
Eric Foner
Rating ****
Tags abraham lincoln, race, slavery, civil war, essays

This is a collection of essays that update the scholarship on Lincoln. Like most such collections, some essays are more interesting than others. Topics include Lincoln's use of images, his religion, his family, his attitudes to slavery and race, and more.

Lincoln is obviously a figure of wide fascination, since there have been so many books written about him. It seems odd that there are still new things to say, but there are. Some sources have been found recently, and Lincoln studies have benefited from recent social history. Recommended.

Publication W.W. Norton & Co. (2008), Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date 2008
ISBN 0393067564 / 9780393067569

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