Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History

Lincoln in New Orleans reconstructs, to levels of detail and analyses never before attempted, the nature of Lincoln s two flatboat journeys to New Orleans and examines their influence on Lincoln s life, presidency, and subsequent historiography It also sheds light on river commerce and New Orleans in the antebellum era.
Lincoln in New Orleans The Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History Lincoln in New Orleans reconstructs to levels of detail and analyses never before attempted the nature of Lincoln s two flatboat journeys to New Orleans and examines their influence on Lincoln s lif

  • Title: Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History
  • Author: Richard Campanella
  • ISBN: 9781935754022
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History”

    1. Oh, almost forgot about this thing. I'm not rating it because it simply was Not For Me and I think it would be doing a disservice to Campanella's research to rate it based on my enjoyment.The book boils down to this:"Lincoln took two flatboat trips downriver to New Orleans. We're not exactly sure of the dates, or what all he saw because he never wrote more than two sentences about the whole thing, but we do have firsthand historical proof that they happened more or less within these time periods [...]

    2. I received an autographed copy of this book for Christmas. What a thoughtful gift! It is not something I would have picked up to read, but it had some fascinating obscure information about Lincoln that was good to read. Also, the well researched facts about New Orleans during this time were especially interesting. The descriptions of the stops along the Mississippi were enlightening and of special interest having traveled in many of them. This is a thoroughly researched book and for a tome of th [...]

    3. An exceptionally well researched book recreating Abraham Lincoln’s flatboat trips to New Orleans. Campanella is an expert on New Orleans, and has expanded his expertise upstream to develop a detailed account of Lincoln’s two trips down the Mississippi River. No small feat given that the sum total of all the first person mentions of the trips by Lincoln and participants wouldn’t fill a page of text. Campanella’s recreation, like many efforts based on such scant direct information, is not [...]

    4. Another interesting take on New Orleans' development and history from a geographic perspective by Richard Campanella. As usual, his research and resulting charts, graphs, and maps are both entertaining and enlightening.

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