JAMES DAUGHERTY James Daugherty finds in LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS a poem with implications that reveal the history and destiny of America. In each line of the Address he has found a rich pictorial theme taken from the ...
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Yet Everett himself told Lincoln, “I should be glad, ifI could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.”21 Glenn LaFantasie's 1995 study of the Gettysburg Address ...
Author: A. E. Elmore
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
While it has long been determined that Abraham Lincoln’s writings were influenced by the King James Bible, until now no full-length study has shown the precise ways in which the Gettysburg Address uses its specific language. Refuting the view that the address was crafted with traditional classical references, this revealing investigation provides a new way to think about the speech and the man who wrote it. A. E. Elmore offers chapter and verse evidence from the Bible as well as specific examples from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer to illustrate how Lincoln borrowed from these sources to imbue his speech with meanings that would resonate with his listeners. He cites every significant word and phrase—conceived, brought forth, struggled, remaining, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, devotion, new birth, to name a few—borrowed by Lincoln from these two religious texts for use in his dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address focuses on a number of overlooked themes and ideas, such as the importance of literary allusion and the general public’s knowledge of the Bible in the age of Lincoln. It provides fresh answers to old questions and poses new questions: Was Lincoln a common thief who made use of words from previously published materials as well as from works by his contemporaries? Was he a genius whose literary and political skills were unmatched? No one who reads this highly engaging study will ever think about Lincoln or the Gettysburg Address the same way again.
These four chapters deal with Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in one way or another. Lincoln's two-minute speech has been regarded among the world's finest. Lord Curzon, an English statesman who was a great orator, said that the Gettysburg ...
Author: Frank L. Klement
Publisher: White Mane Pub
True story of Lincoln's trip to Gettysburg and his famous address.
Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech Sean Conant. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. ... May 2012, www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/ acs-19.pdf. Steve Vogel, “Gettysburg Address Remembered at Ceremony,” Washington Post, ...
Author: Sean Conant
Publisher: OUP Us
It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. In 272 words, spoken on November 19, 1863, among the freshly dug graves of the Union dead at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln evoked and distilled the profound significance of the terrible war in which the nation was engaged. This volume aims to place Lincoln's words in their full context. Edited by the country's leading scholars, including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, it approaches the Address from a number of fresh perspectives. Taken together, they show why in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, its language echoed by those seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices.
Mearns, “Unknown at This Address,” 122. “National Necropolis,” New York Herald, November 20, 1863. This is the version the Associated Press reported. Jacobs, Lincoln's Gettysburg World-Message, 62. 33. Hay, Inside Lincoln's White House, ...
Author: Jared Peatman
Publisher: SIU Press
When Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd at the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he intended his speech to be his most eloquent statement on the inextricable link between equality and democracy. However, unwilling to commit to equality at that time, the nation stood ill-prepared to accept the full message of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In the ensuing century, groups wishing to advance a particular position hijacked Lincoln’s words for their own ends, highlighting the specific parts of the speech that echoed their stance while ignoring the rest. Only as the nation slowly moved toward equality did those invoking Lincoln’s speech come closer to recovering his true purpose. In this incisive work, Jared Peatman seeks to understand Lincoln’s intentions at Gettysburg and how his words were received, invoked, and interpreted over time, providing a timely and insightful analysis of one of America’s most legendary orations. After reviewing the events leading up to November 19, 1863, Peatman examines immediate responses to the ceremony in New York, Gettysburg itself, Confederate Richmond, and London, showing how parochial concerns and political affiliations shaped initial coverage of the day and led to the censoring of Lincoln’s words in some locales. He then traces how, over time, proponents of certain ideals invoked the particular parts of the address that suited their message, from reunification early in the twentieth century to American democracy and patriotism during the world wars and, finally, to Lincoln’s full intended message of equality during the Civil War centennial commemorations and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Peatman also explores foreign invocations of the Gettysburg Address and its influence on both the Chinese constitution of 1912 and the current French constitution. An epilogue highlights recent and even current applications of the Gettysburg Address and hints at ways the speech might be used in the future. By tracing the evolution of Lincoln’s brief words at a cemetery dedication into a revered document essential to American national identity, this revealing work provides fresh insight into the enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address on American history and culture.
Examining the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln. New York: Enslow Publishing, 2021. Orr, Tamra. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. North Mankato, MN: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2020. Sjonger, Rebecca. Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg ...
Author: Nel Yomtov
Publisher: Capstone Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Since then, the famous speech has led to many stories about it--but not all of them are true. Discover what's real and what's fiction through expertly leveled text containing primary sources.
Author: Kay Melchisedech OlsonPublish On: 2008-08-01
A Civilian Casualty In his speech, Abraham Lincoln mentioned the brave men, both living and dead, who fought at Gettysburg. But not everyone who died at Gettysburg was a man or even a soldier. Mary Virginia Wade, known as Jennie, ...
Author: Kay Melchisedech Olson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
How long is four score and seven years? Just what are unalienable rights? These translations make important historical documents meaningful. Each book translates the work of a primary source into a language you can understand.
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Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: Cherry Lake
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1863: Still mourning from the loss of her brother at the Battle of Gettysburg, a young girl and her family listen to President Lincoln's address. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.