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A Lincoln Reading List


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Union and Emancipation: Essays on Politics and Race in the Civil War Era, David W. Blight and Brooks D. Simpson. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1997.

Abraham Lincoln: A Life, Michael Burlingame. 2 vols. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War, Burrus Carnahan. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007.

The Portable Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Delbanco, ed. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009.

Lincoln the Lawyer, Brian Dirck. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Lincoln, David Herbert Donald. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1995.

The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President, Julie M. Fenster. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

In America’s Lawyer-Presidents: From Law Office to Oval Office: “Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer,” Paul Finkelman, and “Selected Cases of A. Lincoln, Esq., Attorney and Counsellor at Law,” John A. Lupton. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race, George M. Fredrickson. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, Allen C. Guelzo. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment, Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn Gabbard, eds. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.

The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views, Harold Holzer, Edna Green Medford and Frank J. Williams. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.

Lincoln and the Court, Brian McGinty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen B.Oates. New York: Mentor Books, 1978.

The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, Philip Shaw Paluden. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994.

A. Lincoln, Esquire: A Shrewd, Sophisticated Lawyer in His Time, Allen D. Spiegel. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2002.

An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, Mark E. Steiner. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.

In Tender Consideration: Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois, Daniel W. Stowell, ed. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases, Daniel W. Stowell, ed. 4 vols. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008.

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography, Benjamin P. Thomas. New York: Knopf, 1952.

Judging Lincoln, Frank J. Williams. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

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