Articles tagged abraham lincoln

The Civil War’s ‘Young Napoleon’: An Interview with Richard Slotkin

Renowned cultural critic and historian Richard Slotkin discusses his new book, The Long Road to Antietam, and shares his thoughts on the future of American Studies. He indulges us with his favorite movies, too.

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Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents - The Growth of Democracy & the Flow of Humor

“Greatest” and “worst” president surveys continue to reveal what is surely not just a coincidence: we have always and still continue to revere our wits in the White House.

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13 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

Civil War film ‘Conspirator’ aims at truth

NEW YORK — On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Union troops stationed in Fort Sumter, S.C. The barrage marked the opening shots of the Civil

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Life During Wartime: Carl Sandburg’s Poetry of the Macabre

For every moment of brief tedium in Sandburg’s masterpiece, the master suddenly hits the reader with a scene or a moment that is breathtaking in its prose and cold, dispassionate observation of life during wartime.

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The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge and Other Crime Classics

Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.

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Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln by John Stauffer

In John Stauffer's capable hands, the tug-of-war between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass is a study in the evolution of both a friendship and a political world view.

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(Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star/MCT) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outside, it’s May. The weigela bushes outside the home of Richard Lawrence Miller sport purple

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11 Feb 2009 // 5:47 AM

Who in history has been the subject of the most books? According to one cataloguer, Jesus leads the list, followed by Shakespeare and then the

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American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln tracks the converging paths of the president and his killer, then tracks and draws connections between their last journeys, in the forms of Lincoln's funeral train route and Booth's desperate efforts to escape.

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4 Feb 2009 // 4:53 AM

Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, and you could fill many a stovepipe hat with the bevy of books recently released

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Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, by John Stauffer

Stauffer demonstrates in amusing and enlightening fashion the pivotal role fisticuffs and fighting had in helping Lincoln and Douglass define themselves and take control of their fates.

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WICHITA, Kan. - As America prepares to elect a president, historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin said what the country needs is another Abraham Lincoln

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8 Jun 2007 // 2:53 AM

Civil War message from Lincoln discovered

WASHINGTON—It was July 7, 1863, the middle of the Civil War, and after a series of crushing defeats things were finally starting to look up for

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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