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Abraham Lincoln : Portrayed in the Collections of the Indiana Historical Society

Holzer, Harold (EDT)/ Castle, Emily/ Quigley, Barbara

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ISBN 10: 0871952017 / ISBN 13: 9780871952011
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Title: Abraham Lincoln : Portrayed in the ...

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society

Binding: Hardcover

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In 2003 the Indiana Historical Society acquired some eight hundred items from the Jack L. Smith Graphics Collection and the entire Daniel R. Weinberg Lincoln Conspirators Collection of photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, pamphlets, and books on the assassination, along with the one-of-a-kind original collodion wet-plate negative of Alexander Gardner's iconic photograph of Lincoln taken only days before his 1863 Gettysburg Address.These collections were added to the some three hundred major pieces of Lincolniana, including a handwritten page from the future president's childhood sum book, which the Society already owned.

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Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, he serves as co-chairman of the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, appointed by President Clinton in September 2000, and elected co-chairman in 2001. Holzer has authored, co-authored, and edited 25 books: The Lincoln Image (1984); Changing the Lincoln Image (1985); and The Confederate Image, (1987), all with Mark E. Neely, Jr. and Gabor S. Boritt; The Lincoln Family Album (1990), Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art (1993), and The Union Image (2000) with Neely; and Lincoln on Democracy (1990) with Mario M. Cuomo. He has also published The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1993); Washington and Lincoln Portrayed (1993); Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President (1993); Witness to War (1996); The Civil War Era (1996); The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President (1998); The Union Preserved (with Daniel Lorello, 1999), The Lincoln Forum: Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and the Civil War (co-edited with John Y. Simon and William Pederson, 1999); Lincoln as I Knew Him (1999); Lincoln Seen and Heard (2000); Abraham Lincoln, The Writer (2000, named to the Children's Literature Choice List, and the Bank Street "Best Children's Books of the Year"); Prang's Civil War: The Complete Battle Chromos of Louis Prang (2001), State of the Union: New York and the Civil War (2002); The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Abraham Lincoln (co-edited with John Y. Simon, 2002); and The President is Shot! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (2004). His book Lincoln At Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (2004), won a 2005 Lincoln Prize, the most prestigious award in the field Holzer's newest books are Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln as Originally Reported in the New York Times, co-edited with David Herbert Donald (St. Martin's Press, November 2005), which presents for the first time in a single volume the original press coverage Lincoln elicited in the country's newspaper of record, with expert introductions and commentary by Holzer and Donald; The Battle of Hampton Roads: New Perspectives on the U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia (co-edited with Tim Mulligan); and The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (coauthored with Edna Greene Medford and Frank J. Williams). Coming this fall from SIU Press is a new and enlarged edition of The Lincoln Family Album, co-authored with Mark E. Neely, Jr.

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