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Knowing Him by Heart: African Americans on Abraham Lincoln by [Fred Lee Hord, Matthew D. Norman, Rodney O. Davis, Douglas L. Wilson, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Edna Greene Medford, James Oakes, Matthew Pinsker, Gerald J Prokopowicz, John R Sellers, Jennifer L Weber, Frederick Douglass, H. Ford Douglas, Thomas Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Jabez P Campbell, Henry McNeal Turner, Daniel Alexander Payne, Henry Highland Garnet, Philip A Bell, Edward M Thomas, Alfred P Smith, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, George B Vashon, Thomas Strother, Ezra R Johnson, Alexander T CPS, James Smith, Alexander T Augusta, Jeremiah B Sanderson, Osborne P Anderson, Thomas Morris Chester, James H Hudson, John Proctor, Robert Purvis, Hannah Johnson, Leonard A Grimes, Jeremiah Asher, John Willis Menard, Henry African Civilization Society, William Florville, Henry Johnson, Thomas R Street, John H Morgan, Mattild Burr, Amos G Beman, Richard H Cain, Jean Baptiste Roudanez, Arnold Bertonneau, George E North Carolina Freedmen, Don Carlos Rutter, George E Stephens, James W.C Pennington, S.W. "Africano", Annie Davis, S.W. Chase, Sojourner Truth, Martin Delany, George Washington, Isaac J Hill, Alexander H Newton, Jacob Thomas, Angeline R Demby, Henry O Wagoner, George W Le Vere, Elizabeth Keckley, Paul Trevigne, Thomas N.C Liverpool, H Cordelia, George Washington Williams, Emmanuel K Love, William S Scarborough, John Mercer Langston, Peter H Clark, EWS Hammond, Charles W Anderson, Booker T Washington, Harriet Tubman, Julius F Taylor, Ida B Wells-Barnett, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Elizabeth Thomas, Archibald H Grimke, Elizabeth Keckly, William A Sinclair, Jesse Max Barber, Mary Church Terrell, T. Thomas Fortune, Reverdy C Ransom, W. E. B Du Bois, William Monroe Trotter, Maude K Griffin, Hightower T Kealing, Silas X Floyd, George L Knox, Thomas S Inborden, George W Henderson, William Pickens, Kelly Miller, Etta M. T. Cottin, John M Gandy, Fred R Moore, Sylvanie F Williams, Harry C Smith, James H Magee, James L Curtis, John W. E. Bowen Sr, Cora J Ball, Thomas Nelson Baker, Josephine Silone Yates, James Weldon Johnson, William H Lewis, John H Murphy Sr, Robert R Wright Sr, Theophile T Allain, Oliva Ward Bush-Banks, Richard W Gadsden, Edward A Johnson, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Hubert H Harrison, Carter G Woodson, Robert R Moton, Georgia Douglas Johnson, LANGSTON HUGHES, Charles Chesnutt, Walter White, Lamar Perkins, Samuel A Haynes, William E Lilly, Robert L Vann, William Lloyd Imes, Eugene Gordon, Arthur W Mitchell, Grace Evans, Aaron H Payne, Claude McKay, Roscoe Conkling Simmons, Joel A Rogers, Mary McLeod Bethune, John Hope Franklin, Ella Baker, Luther Porter Jackson, Willard Townsend, Ralph J Bunche, Roy Wilkins, Mordecai W Johnson, Carl J Murphy, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr, Thurgood Marshall, Edith Sampson, Benjamin Quarles, St. Clair Drake, Charles H Wesley, Daisy Bates, Julius Malcolm X, Gwendolyn Brooks, Julius Lester, Lerone Bennett Jr, Henry Lee Moon, John H Sengstacke, Norman E. W. Hodges, Arvarh E. Strickland, Mary Frances Berry, Vincent Harding, Clarence Thomas, Barbara Jeanne Fields, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Barack Obama]

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"Exceptionally capacious . . . Hord and Norman provide valuable biographical and contextual headnotes to each selection to each selection as well as a judicious introduction. . . . The African American tributes to and deliberations on Lincoln collected in Knowing Him by Heart are often insightful, including an awareness of his faults of hesitation and slowness about emancipation." --National Review

"Every student of Abraham Lincoln needs this important anthology. The editors more than achieve their stated purpose 'to present an extensive anthology of African American views of Lincoln that represents the complexity of these head-heart perceptions.'" --
Lincoln Forum Bulletin

"This valuable addition to the growing literature on Lincoln and race features a generous sampling of Civil-War-era African American opinion (including two little known, highly significant speeches by Frederick Douglass) and abundant later commentary, both positive and negative, from an impressively wide variety of sources, ranging from historians and journalists to poets and statesmen." --Michael Burlingame, author of
The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality

"No voice has been more important in speaking about Abraham Lincoln than the African American one. Yet, that voice has been often buried in obscure newspapers and magazines and long-forgotten collections of papers. It has been fervent in its admiration, and it has been strident in its resentment at condescension. The remarkable achievement of Frederick Hord and Matthew Norman is to bring these varied voices together in one place, offering an unprecedented resource for understanding the fraught relationship of a national image of emancipation with a people longing for redemption. 'I know Abraham Lincoln,' declared one of these voices. Thanks to Hord and Norman, we can all 'know Lincoln' in an entirely new and multi-voiced way."--Allen C. Guelzo, author of
Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Fred Lee Hord is an Emeritus Full Professor in Africana Studies and former chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Knox College. He is the editor of I Am Because We Are: A Black Philosophy Reader and Reconstructing Memory: Black Literary Criticism. Matthew D. Norman is an associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BM6C95B5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Illinois Press (December 20, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 20, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2516 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 983 pages

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