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The Lincoln Mailbag : America Writes to the President, 1861-1865 (Paperback)

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As president, Abraham Lincoln received between two hundred and five hundred letters a day--correspondence from public officials, political allies, and military leaders, as well as letters from ordinary Americans of all races who wanted to share their views with him. Here, and in his critically acclaimed volume "Dear Mr. Lincoln, " editor Harold Holzer has rescued these voices--sometimes eloquent, occasionally angry, at times poetic--from the obscurity of the archives of the Civil War. "The Lincoln Mailbag" includes letters written by African Americans, which Lincoln never saw, revealing to readers a more accurate representation of the nation''s mood than even the president knew. This first paperback edition of "The Lincoln Mailbag" includes a new index and fourteen illustrations, and Holzer''s introduction and annotations provide historical context for the events described and the people who wrote so passionately to their president in Lincoln''s America.


Publisher Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780809326853
SKU 202231783
Format Paperback
ISBN10 080932685X
Release Date 4/12/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0296
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
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