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John C. Briggs

John C. Briggs is professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and the author of Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered (Johns Hopkins University Press).

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Understanding Greatness
By: John C. Briggs
Posted: March 10, 2015
This article appeared in: Vol. XV, Number 1, Winter 2014/15

A review of Abraham Lincoln: Philosopher Statesman, by Joseph R. Fornieri.

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Steeped in Shakespeare
By: John C. Briggs
Posted: February 17, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. IX, Number 1 - Winter 2008/09

Shakespeare's plays were ubiquitous in antebellum America. 

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Statecraft and Wordcraft
By: John C. Briggs
Posted: February 4, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 3 - Summer 2007

Interpreting the presidential speeches of Abraham Lincoln.

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