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The Resource Lincoln and leadership : military, political, and religious decision making, edited by Randall M. Miller

Lincoln and leadership : military, political, and religious decision making, edited by Randall M. Miller

Label
Lincoln and leadership : military, political, and religious decision making
Title
Lincoln and leadership
Title remainder
military, political, and religious decision making
Statement of responsibility
edited by Randall M. Miller
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lincoln and Leadership offers fresh perspectives on the 16th president-making novel contributions to the scholarship of one of the more studied figures of American history. The book explores Lincoln's leadership through essays focused, respectively, on Lincoln as commander-in-chief, deft political operator, and powerful theologian. Taken together, the essays suggest the interplay of military, political, and religious factors informing Lincoln's thought and action and guiding the dynamics of his leadership. The contributors, all respected scholars of the Civil War era, focus on several critical moments in Lincoln's presidency to understand the ways Lincoln understood and dealt with such issues and concerns as emancipation, military strategy, relations with his generals, the use of black troops, party politics and his own re-election, the morality of the war, the place of America in God's design, and the meaning and obligations of sustaining the Union. Overall, they argue that Lincoln was simultaneously consistent regarding his commitments to freedom, democratic government, and Union but flexible, and sometimes contradictory, in the means to preserve and extend them. They further point to the ways that Lincoln's decision making defined the presidency and recast understandings of American "exceptionalism." They emphasize that the "real" Lincoln was an unabashed party man and shrewd politician, a self-taught commander-in-chief, and a deeply religious man who was self-confident in his ability to judge men and to persuade them with words but unsure of what God demanded from America for its collective sins of slavery. Randall Miller's Introduction in particular provides essential weight to the notion that Lincoln's presidential leadership must be seen as a series of interlocking stories. In the end, the contributors collectively remind readers that the Lincoln enshrined as the "Great Emancipator" and "savior of the Union" was in life and practice a work-in-progress. And they insist that "getting right with Lincoln" requires seeing the intersections of his-and America's-military, political, and religious interests and identities
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miller, Randall M
Series statement
The North's Civil War
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Leadership
  • Political leadership
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Command of troops
  • Political ethics
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Lincoln and leadership : military, political, and religious decision making, edited by Randall M. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lincoln and leadership / Randall M. Miller -- Sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind : Abraham Lincoln as a war president -- / Gregory J.W. Urwin -- Lincoln's greatest decision : the blind memorandum, August 23, 1864 / Matthew Pinsker -- Abraham Lincoln as moral leader : the second inaugural as America's sermon to the world / Harry S. Stout -- Lincoln and leadership / Allen C. Guelzo
Control code
ocn802047169
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 135 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132jrcq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802047169
Label
Lincoln and leadership : military, political, and religious decision making, edited by Randall M. Miller
Publication
Note
Published in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lincoln and leadership / Randall M. Miller -- Sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind : Abraham Lincoln as a war president -- / Gregory J.W. Urwin -- Lincoln's greatest decision : the blind memorandum, August 23, 1864 / Matthew Pinsker -- Abraham Lincoln as moral leader : the second inaugural as America's sermon to the world / Harry S. Stout -- Lincoln and leadership / Allen C. Guelzo
Control code
ocn802047169
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 135 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132jrcq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802047169

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