The Gettysburg Address : perspectives on Lincoln's greatest speech /

It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. In 272 words, spoken on November 19, 1863, among the freshly dug graves of the Union dead at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln evoked and distilled the profound significance of the terrible war in which...

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Other Authors / Creators:Conant, Sean, editor.
Holzer, Harold, editor.
Format: Book
Imprint: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Part I. Influences
  • 1. Classical Democracy and the Gettysburg Address
  • 2. "We Here Highly Resolve": The End of Compromise and the Return to Revolutionary Time
  • 3. Democracy at Gettysburg
  • 4. Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, and the Gettysburg Address
  • 5. "Of all, by all, for all": Theodore Parker, Transcendentalism, and the Gettysburg Address
  • 6. Death and the Gettysburg Address
  • 7. Shared Suffering and the Way to Gettysburg
  • 8. Little Note, Long Remember: Lincoln and the Murk of Myth at Gettysburg
  • Part II. Impacts
  • 9. "A New Birth of Freedom": Emancipation and the Gettysburg Address
  • 10. "The Great Task Remaining Before Us": Lincoln and Reconstruction
  • 11. Immigration and the Gettysburg Address: Nationalism and Equality at the Gates
  • 12. Engendering the Gettysburg Address: Its Meaning for Women
  • 13. The Gettysburg Address and Civil Rights
  • 14. Widely Noted and Long Remembered: The Gettysburg Address Around the World
  • 15. The Search for Meaning in Lincoln's Great Oration
  • Appendix: The Five Copies of the Gettysburg Address
  • Contributors
  • Index