The Global Lincoln
More than any other American historical figure, Abraham Lincoln towers over the global landscape, a leader who spoke-and continues to speak-to people around the world. The Global Lincoln tells the unknown and remarkable story of this great president's worldwide legacy. Edited by acclaimed Lincoln biographer Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton, this fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the globe-including such writers as Harold Holzer, Kenneth O. Morgan, and David W. Blight-to explore the image and influence of Lincoln in places ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Argentina to the American South. The contributors show that the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity lies in his status as the archetypal self-made man, his record of successful leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet "Lincoln" has also been a malleable and protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him, from Marx and Tolstoy to soldiers fighting in the "Lincoln Brigades."
- Hardback | 344 pages
- 167.64 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
- 08 Sep 2011
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction: The Global Lincoln ; Lincoln's Horizons: The Nationalist as Universalist- Richard Carwardine ; An American Hero in Prints Abroad: The European Image of Lincoln- Harold Holzer ; Abraham Lincoln in Germany and Italy, 1859-1865- Eugenio F. Biagini ; Liberte, Egalite, and Lincoln: French Readings of an American President- Michael Vorenberg ; Lincoln, the Civil War, and the British: History and Historiography- Lawrence Goldman ; "The stuff our dreams are made of": Abraham Lincoln in the English Imagination- Adam I.P. Smith ; Abraham Lincoln and Wales- Kenneth O. Morgan ; Abraham Lincoln in Irish Political Discourse- Kevin Kenny ; Abraham Lincoln's Image and Reception in Germany, 1871-1989- Jorg Nagler ; A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain- Carolyn P. Boyd ; Abraham Lincoln, the Russian Empire, and the American Civil War: People, Events, and Retrospectives- Norman E. Saul ; Images of Lincoln in Latin America- Nicola Miller ; Lincoln in Africa- Kevin Gaines ; Defining a Legacy: Lincoln in the National Imaginary of India- Vinay Lal ; Abraham Lincoln in East Asia: A Preliminary Historical Review- De-min Tao ; Hating and Loving the "Real" Abe Lincolns: Lincoln and the American South- David W. Blight ; Projecting Lincoln, Projecting America- Jay Sexton ; Appendix: Foreign Language Biographies of Lincoln- George Scratcherd
Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton have done a splendid job of assembling a broad and enriching collection of essays that explore Lincolns influence. Even for those with no background in the cottage industry of Lincoln studies, these sharp and insightful pieces are accessible. * Catherine Clinton, American Historical Review *
About Jay Sexton
Richard Carwardine is President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, and author of Lincoln: A Life of Power and Purpose. Jay Sexton is University Lecturer in American History at Oxford University, and author of The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America.