An Overview of the History News Network
History News is an official publication of AASLH. It exists chiefly to promote open debate, scholarship, and publication of research papers, best practices, and historical insights pertinent to the study of history and state and local history in the United States. It is published by The History News Foundation. History News has a circulation of two million copies/issues and it is widely available online. History News is a project of the History Department of American History and is one of the most popular publications devoted to American history. It is available at all university book stores and can be ordered via e-mail.
“Lincoln and Lincoln – A Parallel Obsession,” by Shelby Foote and Donald R. Burges (eds.) is an engaging, concise account of the parallel obsession and sustained effort to produce a document that would legitimate the compromise that separated Lincoln from the leading European historical autocrat, Napoleon Bonaparte. While this publication portrays Lincoln as a visionary and statesman who genuinely held the president in high regard, it does not give sufficient credit to Lincoln’s many critics as well as his own admirers. At times, some of the history news articles seem to take Lincoln’s persona and characteristics for granted and downplay or minimize his actual accomplishments.
In its third year of publication History News features twenty-six original essays written by scholars across the United States and Canada that examine historical events and candidates from each of these regions. This issue features authors such as Edward W. Said, Bernard Woolley, Ronald C.ENTION, J. Joseph Keene, John T. Holmes, Bernard A. King, Stanley R. Grossman, William L. Barney, Mark H. Winspear, Daniel J. Patrick, Jr., Robert J. Surratt, and Edward S.rothorn. These essayists argue with equal fervor, prejudice, and acuteness against either Lincoln or the Republican Party. In addition, this issue discusses the impact of the civil war on the South, the economic impact of industrial expansion in the North, the effect of war, agricultural growth and productivity in the West, immigration, the political representation of minorities, the impact of technology on society, and finally Lincoln’s rule at the time. Many of the essays offer new perspectives and shed new light on previously unknown aspects of the presidency.
The fourth section of this four-issue History News series examines the Lincoln government’s efforts to stamp out slavery in the Civil War. The editors explain how slavery was established, how it became an impediment to the war effort, and how Lincoln dealt with it. They also review the efforts of other American leaders to deal with the problem, noting that although the government had power over slavery, it did little to help in its eradication. Finally, the fourth section includes an “In Defense of Slavery” by Abraham Lincoln, which contains a letter that the former president had to send to the Anti-Slavery Society in 18peliks. The editors conclude their assessment of Lincoln’s leadership with a look at future events, examining the likelihood that a candidate will take office in 2021 and what the impact could be on the direction of the country.
The fifth section of this series looks at Lincoln’s famous ” Gettysburg Address.” The historians review the address and explain why Lincoln gave this address to a crowd filled with advisors, including his own secretary and the Gettysburg Address committee. They also explain how the audience became galvanized by Lincoln’s address and how this speech helped galvanize the soldiers in the Civil War. Finally, they examine the impact this speech had on history and offer their personal opinions on the matter.
The above five topics are the most comprehensive examinations of the ” Gettysburg Address” and other Lincoln quotes. These experts include: Dr. Steven T. Miller, author of A Mind of a Man: A Personal History; Anthony C. Caputo, author of We Were Only Eight: A Personal History of the Civil War; Andrew G.atcher, editor in chief of the Military History Review; Dr. David Grisaffi, associate professor at Yale University and author of We Were Only Eight: A Personal History; Victoria Czaia, assistant professor at Harvard University and author of Remember the Saints: The Civil War and the Lost Cause; Dr. Arthur Okunich, editor in chief of the New York Times and The New Republic; Dr. Samuel P. Huntington, author of Cathedral and the Black Cat: The Chinese Inroads in the United States; and Dr. Lawrence C. Sherman, author of Sacred Strategy: The Battle for the Old West and a Book Review of The Civil War: A Narrative and Analysis of the Causes and Effects of the Civil War. These and many more authors, editors, researchers and experts provide a wealth of information on the Civil War. The history news experts of the New York Times, Washington Post, Librarian of Congress, Harvard University, The American History Association and other history news sources make sure you have all the facts to share this important time in our nation’s history.