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The Resource Emancipating Lincoln : the Proclamation in text, context, and memory, Harold Holzer

Emancipating Lincoln : the Proclamation in text, context, and memory, Harold Holzer

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Emancipating Lincoln : the Proclamation in text, context, and memory
Title
Emancipating Lincoln
Title remainder
the Proclamation in text, context, and memory
Statement of responsibility
Harold Holzer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Emancipating Lincoln seeks a new approach to the Emancipation Proclamation, a foundational text of American liberty that in recent years has been subject to woeful misinterpretation. These seventeen hundred words are Lincoln's most important piece of writing, responsible both for his being hailed as the Great Emancipator and for his being pilloried by those who consider his once-radical effort at emancipation insufficient and half-hearted. Harold Holzer, an award-winning Lincoln scholar, invites us to examine the impact of Lincoln's momentous announcement at the moment of its creation, and then as its meaning has changed over time. Using neglected original sources, Holzer uncovers Lincoln's very modern manipulation of the media-from his promulgation of disinformation to the ways he variously withheld, leaked, and promoted the Proclamation- in order to make his society-altering announcement palatable to America. Examining his agonizing revisions, we learn why a peerless prose writer executed what he regarded as his 'greatest act' in leaden language. Turning from word to image, we see the complex responses in American sculpture, painting, and illustration across the past century and a half, as artists sought to criticize, lionize, and profit from Lincoln's endeavor. Holzer shows the faults in applying our own standards to Lincoln's efforts, but also demonstrates how Lincoln's obfuscations made it nearly impossible to discern his true motives. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation, this concise volume is a vivid depiction of the painfully slow march of all Americans-white and black, leaders and constituents-toward freedom. -- Publisher description
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DLC
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Holzer, Harold
Dewey number
973.7/14
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E453
LC item number
.H644 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Series statement
The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
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  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • Politics and government
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • Slavar
  • Slaveri
  • Förenta staterna
Label
Emancipating Lincoln : the Proclamation in text, context, and memory, Harold Holzer
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=35991
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bow of promise -- Emancipator versus pettifogger -- Sacred effigies
Control code
ocn749115643
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
213 pages, [28] pages of plates
Isbn
9780674064409
Lccn
2011035161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674064409
  • (OCoLC)749115643
Label
Emancipating Lincoln : the Proclamation in text, context, and memory, Harold Holzer
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=35991
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bow of promise -- Emancipator versus pettifogger -- Sacred effigies
Control code
ocn749115643
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
213 pages, [28] pages of plates
Isbn
9780674064409
Lccn
2011035161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674064409
  • (OCoLC)749115643

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