History Now 18 (Winter 2008)

Abraham Lincoln in His Time and Ours

From the Editor

Abraham Lincoln is surely the most revered and admired president in our national history. As we look forward to the bicentennial of President Lincoln’s birthday in 2009, History Now is fortunate to have four leading Lincoln scholars giving us their thoughts on the man who preserved the Union and took the first critical steps toward ending slavery in the United States. Taken together, these essays offer us a new lens through which to view the man, his political philosophy, his deeds, and his legacy. In “Abraham Lincoln and Jacksonian...More »



The essays in this issue of History Now are adapted from Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World, edited by Eric Foner. Copyright © 2008 by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. "Abraham Lincoln and Jacksonian Democracy" copyright © 2008 by Sean Wilentz. "Natural Rights, Citizenship Rights, States' Rights, and Black Rights: Another Look at Lincoln and Race" copyright © 2008 by James Oakes. "Lincoln's Religion" copyright © 2008 by Richard Carwardine. "Allies for Emancipation?: Lincoln and Black Abolitionists" copyright © 2008 by Manisha Sinha.