Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific

Lincoln Looks West From the Mississippi to the Pacific This first ever volume to comprehensively explore President Abraham Lincoln s ties to the American West brings together a variety of scholars and experts who offer a fascinating look at the sixteenth

  • Title: Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific
  • Author: Richard W. Etulain Larry Schweikart Paul M. Zall Michael S. Green Robert Walter Johannsen Deren Earl Kellogg Mark E. Neely Jr. David A. Nichols
  • ISBN: 9780809329618
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This first ever volume to comprehensively explore President Abraham Lincoln s ties to the American West brings together a variety of scholars and experts who offer a fascinating look at the sixteenth president s lasting legacy in the territory beyond the Mississippi River Editor Richard W Etulain s extensive introductory essay treats these western connections from LincolThis first ever volume to comprehensively explore President Abraham Lincoln s ties to the American West brings together a variety of scholars and experts who offer a fascinating look at the sixteenth president s lasting legacy in the territory beyond the Mississippi River Editor Richard W Etulain s extensive introductory essay treats these western connections from Lincoln s early reactions to Texas, Oregon, and the Mexican War in the 1840s, through the 1850s, and during his presidency, providing a framework for the nine essays that follow.Each of these essays offers compelling insight into the many facets of Lincoln s often complex interactions with the American West Included in this collection are a provocative examination of Lincoln s opposition to the Mexican War a discussion of the president s antislavery politics as applied to the new arena of the West new perspectives on Lincoln s views regarding the Thirteenth Amendment and his reluctance regarding the admission of Nevada to the Union a fresh look at the impact of the Radical Republicans on Lincoln s patronage and appointments in the West and discussion of Lincoln s favorable treatment of New Mexico and Arizona, primarily Southern and Democratic areas, in an effort to garner their loyalty to the Union Also analyzed is The Tribe of Abraham Lincoln s less than competent appointments in Washington Territory made on the basis of political friendship and the ways in which Lincoln s political friends in the Western Territories influenced his western policies Other essays look at Lincoln s dealings with the Mormons of Utah, who supported the president in exchange for his tolerance, and American Indians, whose relations with the government suffered as the president s attention was consumed by the crisis of the Civil War.In addition to these illuminating discussions, Etulain includes a detailed bibliographical essay, complete with examinations of previous interpretations and topics needing further research, as well as an extensive list of resources for information on Lincoln s ties west of the Mississippi Loaded with a wealth of information and fresh historical perspectives, Lincoln Looks West explores yet another intriguing dimension to this dynamic leader and to the history of the American West Contributors Richard W EtulainMichael S GreenRobert W JohannsenDeren Earl KelloggMark E Neely Jr.David A NicholsEarl S PomeroyLarry SchweikartVincent G TegederPaul M Zall

    One thought on “Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific”

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *