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Inside Lincoln's White House

Author : Michael Burlingame,John R. Turner Ettlinger
Publisher : SIU Press
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1999-02-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780809383108

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Inside Lincoln's White House by Michael Burlingame,John R. Turner Ettlinger Pdf

On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that "some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world." The women feared that the Virginian planned either to assassinate or to capture the president. Calling this a "harrowing communication," Hay continued his entry: "They went away and I went to the bedside of the Chief couché . I told him the yarn; he quietly grinned." This is but one of the dramatic entries in Hay’ s Civil War diary, presented here in a definitive edition by Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger. Justly deemed the most intimate record we will ever have of Abraham Lincoln in the White House, the Hay diary is, according to Burlingame and Ettlinger, "one of the richest deposits of high-grade ore for the smelters of Lincoln biographers and Civil War historians." While the Cabinet diaries of Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Gideon Welles also shed much light on Lincoln’ s presidency, as does the diary of Senator Orville Hickman Browning, none of these diaries has the literary flair of Hay’ s, which is, as Lincoln’ s friend Horace White noted, as "breezy and sparkling as champagne." An aspiring poet, Hay recorded events in a scintillating style that the lawyer-politician diarists conspicuously lacked. Burlingame and Ettlinger’ s edition of the diary is the first to publish the complete text of all of Hay’ s entries from 1861 through 1864. In 1939 Tyler Dennett published Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay, which, as Civil War historian Allan Nevins observed, was "rather casually edited." This new edition is essential in part because Dennett omitted approximately 10 percent of Hay’ s 1861– 64 entries. Not only did the Dennett edition omit important parts of the diaries, it also introduced some glaring errors. More than three decades ago, John R. Turner Ettlinger, then in charge of Special Collections at the Brown University Library, made a careful and literal transcript of the text of the diary, which involved deciphering Hay’ s difficult and occasionally obscure writing. In particular, passages were restored that had been canceled, sometimes heavily, by the first editors for reasons of confidentiality and propriety. Ettlinger’ s text forms the basis for the present edition, which also incorporates, with many additions and much updating by Burlingame, a body of notes providing a critical apparatus to the diary, identifying historical events and persons.

Lincoln's White House

Author : James B. Conroy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-15
Category : Presidents
ISBN : 1538113910

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Lincoln's White House by James B. Conroy Pdf

Lincoln's White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865.

Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln

Author : Francis Bicknell Carpenter
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 1866
Category : Electronic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004840109

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Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln by Francis Bicknell Carpenter Pdf

Murder in the Lincoln White House

Author : C. M. Gleason
Publisher : Kensington Books
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2017-11-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781496710208

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Murder in the Lincoln White House by C. M. Gleason Pdf

March 4, 1861: On the day of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, the last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings—let alone murder! Fortunately the president has young Adam Quinn by his side . . . Lincoln’s trusted entourage is on their guard. Allan Pinkerton, head of the president’s security team, is wary of potential assassins. And Lincoln’s oldest friend, Joshua Speed, is by his side, along with Speed’s nephew, Adam Quinn—called back from the Kansas frontier to serve as the president’s assistant and jack-of-all-trades. Despite the tight security, trouble comes nonetheless. A man is found stabbed to death in a nearby room, only yards from the president. Not wishing to cause alarm, Lincoln dispatches young Quinn to discreetly investigate. Though he is new to Washington, DC, he must navigate through high society, political personages, and a city preparing for war in order to solve the crime. He finds unexpected allies in a determined female journalist named Sophie Gates, and Dr. Hilton, a free man of color. Together they must make haste to apprehend a killer. Nothing less than the fate of the nation is at stake . . .

Lincoln's Other White House

Author : Elizabeth Smith Brownstein
Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2005-08-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781620459478

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Lincoln's Other White House by Elizabeth Smith Brownstein Pdf

The Lincolns spent the summer of 1862 north of the White House at the Soldiers’ Home. The lush, cool hill overlooking the squalid capital promised the Lincolns an escape from the "city of stink." Despite fears about Lincoln’s vulnerability in the secluded place, Lincoln spent a quarter of his presidency at the Soldiers’ Home. But until the National Trust for Historic Preservation began restoring the cottage, little had been done to explore this missing link in Lincoln’s life. Elizabeth Smith Brownstein fills in a critical gap. Using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts, she provides unusual perspectives on Lincoln’s relationships, traces the evolution of Lincoln’s image, examines the Lincoln marriage, and more. Lincoln’s Other White House is a vivid evocation of a turbulent era, and an intimate portrait of the still elusive president.

The Lincolns in the White House

Author : Kevin Orlin Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2022-02-12
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0965366073

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The Lincolns in the White House by Kevin Orlin Johnson Pdf

Lincoln's White House Secretary

Author : Harold Holzer
Publisher : SIU Press
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2007-05-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780809387540

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Lincoln's White House Secretary by Harold Holzer Pdf

William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln’s “third secretary” who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as “Lincoln’s Third Secretary: The Memoirs of William O. Stoddard.” In this new, edited version, Lincoln’s White House Secretary: The Adventurous Life of William O. Stoddard, Harold Holzer provides an introduction, afterword, and annotations and includes comments by Stoddard’s granddaughter, Eleanor Stoddard. The elegantly written volume gives readers a window into the politics, life, and culture of the mid-nineteenth century. Stoddard’s bracing writing, eye for detail, and ear for conversation bring a novelistic excitement to a story of childhood observations, young friendships, hardscrabble frontier farming, early hints of the slavery crisis, the workings of the Lincoln administration, and the strange course of war and reunion in the southwest. More than a clerk, Stoddard was an adventurous explorer of American life, a farmer, editor, soldier, and politician. Enhanced by seventeen illustrations, this narrative sympathetically draws the reader into the life and times of Lincoln’s third secretary, adding to our understanding of the events and the larger-than-life figures that shaped history.

A House Built by Slaves

Author : Jonathan W. White
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2022-02-12
Category : History
ISBN : 9781538161814

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A House Built by Slaves by Jonathan W. White Pdf

Readers of American history and books on Abraham Lincoln will appreciate what Los Angeles Review of Books deems an "accessible book" that "puts a human face — many human faces — on the story of Lincoln’s attitudes toward and engagement with African Americans" and Publishers Weekly calls "a rich and comprehensive account." Widely praised and winner of the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, this book illuminates why Lincoln’s unprecedented welcoming of African American men and women to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States. From his 1862 meetings with Black Christian ministers, Lincoln began inviting African Americans of every background into his home, from ex-slaves from the Deep South to champions of abolitionism such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth. More than a good-will gesture, the president conferred with his guests about the essential issues of citizenship and voting rights. Drawing from an array of primary sources, White reveals how African Americans used the White House as a national stage to amplify their calls for equality. Even more than 160 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s inclusion of African Americans remains a necessary example in a country still struggling from racial divisions today.

President Lincoln

Author : Demi
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1937786501

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President Lincoln by Demi Pdf

From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the frontier of Indiana to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to become the sixteenth president of the United States.

Dispatches from Lincoln's White House

Author : William Osborn Stoddard
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2002-01-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0803292902

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Dispatches from Lincoln's White House by William Osborn Stoddard Pdf

William O. Stoddard's memoirs as President Abraham Lincoln's third secretary revealøa perspective of the president rarely viewed. In this collection of 120 weekly dispatches submitted to the New York Examiner under the pseudonym "Illinois," Stoddard sheds new light on Lincoln and his era. These documents provide commentary on Lincoln's personal circumstances as well as events in Washington and on military, diplomatic, economic, and political developments. Although historians at times differ with Stoddard's accounts, he offers valuable descriptions of Lincoln, insight into the president's thoughts, and commentary on contemporary opinion.

Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln

Author : Francis Bicknell Carpenter
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1866
Category : History
ISBN : UOMDLP:ack7424:0001.001

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Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln by Francis Bicknell Carpenter Pdf

Thirty-Six Years in the White House

Author : Thomas F. Pendel
Publisher : Applewood Books
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Presidents
ISBN : 9781557099235

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Thirty-Six Years in the White House by Thomas F. Pendel Pdf

The autobiographical story of the White House doorkeeper from the Lincoln presidency to the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.

Abe Lincoln

Author : Sterling North
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2012-03-28
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780307814142

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Abe Lincoln by Sterling North Pdf

Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family on the American frontier. He was a hard worker, but he wanted more than a farmer’s life. As he learned about the issues of his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the state legislature. Soon the farm boy would become the brilliant orator and admired president who finally proclaimed freedom for all Americans. Focusing on Lincoln’s childhood and early manhood, this book explores the people and events that shaped one of America’s greatest presidents.

The Black Man's President

Author : Michael Burlingame
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 223 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2021-11-02
Category : History
ISBN : 9781643138145

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The Black Man's President by Michael Burlingame Pdf

Frederick Douglass called the martyred president "emphatically the black man's president” as well as “the first who rose above the prejudice of his times and country.” This narrative history of Lincoln’s personal interchange with Black people over the course his career reveals a side of the sixteenth president that, until now, has not been fully explored or understood. In a little-noted eulogy delivered shortly after Lincoln's assassination, Frederick Douglass called the martyred president "emphatically the black man's president," the "first to show any respect for their rights as men.” To justify that description, Douglass pointed not just to Lincoln's official acts and utterances, like the Emancipation Proclamation or the Second Inaugural Address, but also to the president’s own personal experiences with Black people. Referring to one of his White House visits, Douglass said: "In daring to invite a Negro to an audience at the White House, Mr. Lincoln was saying to the country: I am President of the black people as well as the white, and I mean to respect their rights and feelings as men and as citizens.” But Lincoln’s description as “emphatically the black man’s president” rests on more than his relationship with Douglass or on his official words and deeds. Lincoln interacted with many other African Americans during his presidency His unfailing cordiality to them, his willingness to meet with them in the White House, to honor their requests, to invite them to consult on public policy, to treat them with respect whether they were kitchen servants or leaders of the Black community, to invite them to attend receptions, to sing and pray with them in their neighborhoods—all those manifestations of an egalitarian spirit fully justified the tributes paid to him by Frederick Douglass and other African Americans like Sojourner Truth, who said: "I never was treated by any one with more kindness and cordiality than were shown to me by that great and good man, Abraham Lincoln.” Historian David S. Reynolds observed recently that only by examining Lincoln’s “personal interchange with Black people do we see the complete falsity of the charges of innate racism that some have leveled against him over the years.”

Behind the Scenes

Author : Elizabeth Keckley
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2009-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781605209302

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Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley Pdf

Elizabeth Keckley's rise from slave to White House confidante details the cruel and terrible life for those in slavery, and the drive and determination of a woman who would not let others destroy her will.