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The Abraham Lincoln companion : a celebration of his life and times through a selection of remembrances, poems, songs, and tributes by relatives, friends, colleagues, and citizens, including important speeches and writings by Lincoln, along with a chronology and contact information for relevant organizations
Henderson, Helene, 1963-
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2008]

Physical Description:
xviii, 484 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
"Contains over 100 primary source selections including essays, proclamations, letters, eulogies, poems, and songs to illustrate Abraham Lincoln's life, presidency, and legacy. Features include a chronology, bibliography, and contact information and web sites for associations, libraries, museums, and historic sites"--Provided by publisher.
Foreword / Preface -- Early life and career -- Introduction -- Abraham Lincoln's autobiographies -- Osborn H. Oldroyd's summary of Lincoln's life -- Stepmother Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln on his childhood -- Stepsister Matilda Johnston Moore on her older stepbrother -- Cousin Dennis Hanks on Lincoln's early life -- John Hanks reminisces about his younger cousin -- Clarissa Tuft Vannattin tells how Lincoln helped her sister -- Horace Greeley on Lincoln's education -- James C. Ambrose on "Choosing 'Abe' Captain" -- Best friend Joshua Speed on Lincoln's early career -- Fellow lawyer and friend Leonard Swett recounts two versions of meeting Lincoln -- Hamilton Wright Mabie on Lincoln as a man of letters -- "Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" / "My child-hood home I see again" / Correspondence between Joshua Speed and Lincoln about their marriages -- Ida M. Tarbell on Lincoln's rise in national stature -- Correspondence between Grace Bedell and Lincoln about his beard -- Lincoln says farewell to the citizens of Springfield --

16th president : great emancipator and commander-in-chief -- Introduction -- James Russell Lowell on Lincoln as President -- Nathaniel Hawthorne on meeting Lincoln -- "We are coming Father Abraham, or, Three hundred thousand more : inscribed to our volunteers" / James Shrigley recalls Lincoln appointing him hospital chaplain -- Thomas T. Eckert remembers Lincoln at the War Department -- Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society congratulates Lincoln on emancipation -- Frederick Douglass recalls Emancipation Day -- Correspondence between President Lincoln and the Chicago Sanitary Commission -- Francis B. Carpenter on painting The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation -- James Abram Garfield on the Emancipation Proclamation -- Emancipation Group" / E.W. Andrews accompanies Lincoln to Gettysburg -- Jacob Hoke on Lincoln at Gettysburg -- Excerpt from "The Gettysburg Ode" / James Speed recalls Lincoln discharging a mother's sons from the army -- Harriet Beecher Stowe shares her impressions of Lincoln -- Sojourner Truth on meeting Lincoln -- Joshua Speed remembers one of his last visits with Lincoln -- Elizabeth Keckley remembers Lincoln's second inaugural -- William H. Crook on Lincoln's trip to Richmond near the War's end --

news account of Lincoln's visit to Richmond -- Charles Carleton Coffin describes the President's entry into Richmond -- report on the "Ax incident" -- man behind the legend -- Introduction -- Elizabeth Keckley describes some domestic scenes -- Noah Brooks and William H. Crook on Lincoln and Tad -- Francis B. Carpenter describes Lincoln's love of Shakespeare -- Leonard Wells Volk on sculpting Lincoln -- "On the life-mask of Abraham Lincoln" / David R. Locke recounts conversations with Lincoln -- Henry Villard describes Lincoln's storytelling -- Albert B. Chandler on Lincoln's hair and newsboys -- Henry Clay Whitney relates a Lincoln quip about weighty men -- Alexander K. McClure shares popular anecdotes about Lincoln -- death of Lincoln -- Introduction -- William H. Crook remembers Lincoln's last day -- Walt Whitman describes the scene of the assassination -- Edwin M. Stanton gives a first-hand account of Lincoln's assassination -- Maunsell B. Field describes the night of Lincoln's death -- Elizabeth Keckley on hearing of his death --

sorrow of the people" from the Chicago Tribune -- Americans recall where they were : Caroline Richards, Lucretia Mott, and Jane Addams -- death of Lincoln" / Eulogy by Ralph Waldo Emerson, April 19, 1865 -- Eulogy by Henry Ward Beecher, April 23, 1865 -- Eulogy by Phillips Brooks, April 23, 1865 -- Eulogy by Seth Sweetser, April 23, 1865 -- Eulogy by Matthew Simpson, May 4, 1865 -- Eulogy by Charles Sumner, June 1, 1865 -- From "Ode recited at the Harvard Commemoration" / Poems by Walt Whitman -- Tributes and legacy -- Introduction -- Remembrance / William H. Herndon gives his impressions of Lincoln's character -- Horace Greeley on Lincoln's leadership -- Tribute / Tribute / Tribute / Tribute / William Tecumseh Sherman recalls his last meeting with Lincoln -- Tribute / Robert G. Ingersoll on Lincoln's legacy -- Tribute / "Abraham Lincoln"

"Lincoln, the man of the people" / "Lift every voice and sing" / "Lincoln" / Jonathan P. Dolliver on Lincoln's legacy -- Mark Twain on preserving Lincoln's birthplace -- Tribute / Tribute / Tribute / Tribute / Centennial celebrations -- Introduction -- man of peace" / Centennial celebration in Chicago, Illinois : J.A. Macdonald -- Centennial celebration Chicago, Illinois : Emil G. Hirsch -- Centennial celebration in Chicago, Illinois : A. J. Carey -- Centennial celebration in Chicago, Illinois : J.W.E. Bowen -- Centennial celebration in Chicago, Illinois : Frederick Dent Grant -- Centennial celebration in Springfield, Illinois : Jean Adrian Jusserand -- Centennial celebration in Peoria, Illinois : Kogoro Takahira -- Centennial celebration in Bloomington, Indiana : Adlai E. Stevenson --

Centennial celebration in Hodgenville, Kentucky : James Grant Wilson -- Centennial celebration in New York New York : Joseph Hodges Choate -- Centennial celebration in New York, New York : Booker T. Washington -- Centennial celebration in New York, New York : Chauncey M. Depew -- Centennial celebration in Washington, D.C. : Joaquim Nabuco -- Centennial celebration in Manchester, England : Church Howe -- "Lincoln on pennies" / selection of Lincoln's speeches and writings -- Introduction -- Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854 -- "House divided" speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858 -- Speech at Cooper Institute, New York, February 27, 1860 -- First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861 -- Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862 -- Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863 -- Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1863 -- Gettysburg Address, November 19. 1863 -- Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 -- Photo and illustration credits -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Contact information for Lincoln groups : associations, educational institutes, landmarks and historic sites, libraries, museums, and other web resources related to Abraham Lincoln -- Author index -- Subject index.
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