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A secession crisis enigma [electronic resource] : William Henry Hurlbert and "The diary of a public man" / Daniel W. Crofts.

By: Crofts, Daniel W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (292 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780807137390 (electronic bk.); 0807137391 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Diary of a public man | Hurlbert, William Henry, 1827-1895 | Secession -- United States -- History -- Sources | Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) -- Siege, 1861 -- Sources | United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861 -- Sources | United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 -- Sources | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Diaries -- Authorship -- Case studies | United States -- Historiography -- Miscellanea | United States -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Secession crisis enigma.DDC classification: 973.7/31 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Deciphering "The diary of a public man" -- Proving who wrote the diary -- Young Hurlbert -- Hurlbert the journalist -- Hurlbert and the secession crisis -- A fiction nothing more nor less? -- The Lincoln interviews -- Hurlbert and Ward -- Promoting the diary -- Hurlbert and the world -- Connecting past and present -- Scandal and summation -- Epilogue: "The diary of a public man" and the Lincoln legend -- Appendix: the text of "The diary of a public man."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Deciphering "The diary of a public man" -- Proving who wrote the diary -- Young Hurlbert -- Hurlbert the journalist -- Hurlbert and the secession crisis -- A fiction nothing more nor less? -- The Lincoln interviews -- Hurlbert and Ward -- Promoting the diary -- Hurlbert and the world -- Connecting past and present -- Scandal and summation -- Epilogue: "The diary of a public man" and the Lincoln legend -- Appendix: the text of "The diary of a public man."

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