The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Education and Social Science Library
The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Bibliography of Abraham Lincoln Resources

Few U.S. presidents have garnered as much attention as Abraham Lincoln. The details of his political and personal life have been scrutinized by scholars and historians, and devoured by a fascinated public. This guide offers a list of fiction and non-fiction resources found in the Education School Collection covering everything from Lincoln’s presidency and assassination to monuments in his honor and sightings of his ghost. Also included are works about the Lincoln family and the men and women who conspired to take his life.

Additional juvenile materials on Abraham Lincoln can be found in the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, the Center for Children’s Books, and the University Laboratory High School Library. Enter “Lincoln, Abraham” into a subject search in the online catalog to locate these works.

A number of titles on this list are broader works which include sections or chapters on Lincoln. Those works are noted with a star (*).

A related guide, Abraham Lincoln Biographies, contains a list of Abraham Lincoln biographies that can be found in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library School Collection.

Most books are located in the School (S-) Collection (Room 112, Main Library) of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library. However, books may also be located at the Center for Children's Books and older books may be located in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Room 346, Main Library) or in the Oak Street Facility. To verify the location of an item, please search for the book in the Online Library Catalog. If you require assistance locating an item, please ask for assistance at the SSHEL Information Services Desk.


GENERAL RESOURCES

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*Bausum, Ann. Our Country’s Presidents. National Geographic Society, 2001.

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*Bradford, Gamaliel. Portraits and Personalities. Houghton Mifflin, 1933.

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*Churchill, Winston. Heroes of History. Dodd, Mead, 1968.

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*Cohen, Daniel. Hauntings and Horrors: The Ultimate Guide to Spooky America. Dutton Children’s Books, 2002.

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Davis, Kenneth C. Don’t Know Much About Abraham Lincoln. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2004.

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*Emert, Phyllis Raybin. Top Lawyers and Their Famous Cases. Oliver Press, 1996.

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*Flaxman, Andrew. Great Thinkers of American History: A Study of the Spirit of Freedom and Liberty Through the Lives of Franklin and Lincoln. Gifted Education Press, 1989.

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Foster, Genevieve. Abraham Lincoln’s World, 1809-1865. Scribner, 1944.

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Hanser, Richard. Meet Mr. Lincoln. Golden Press, 1960.

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*Lawson, Don. Ten Fighters for Peace: An Anthology. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1971.

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*Leaders of the Frontier. Beckley-Cardy, 1950.

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*Lindop, Edmund. James K. Polk, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt. Twenty-First Century Books, 1995.

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*Marzollo, Jean. My First Book of Biographies: Great Men and Women Every Child Should Know. Scholastic, 1994.

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*Presidents of a Divided Nation: A Sourcebook on the U.S. Presidency. Millbrook Press, 1993.

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*Presidents of the United States. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

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*Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir. The Roll Call of Honour, A New Book of Golden Deeds. T. Nelson and Sons, 1911.

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*Rinkan: Kenedi, Chachiru. Shogakkan, 1966.

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*There Were Giants in the Land: Twenty-Eight Historic Americans as Seen by Twenty-Eight Contemporary Americans, With an Introduction by Henry Morgenthau Jr. Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1942.

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ILLINOIS YEARS AND EARLY POLITICAL CAREER

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Fraizer, Carl. Lincoln Country in Pictures. Hastings House, 1963.

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Hamilton, Elisabeth B. How They Started: Nine Famous Men Begin Their Careers. Harcourt, Brace, 1937.

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January, Brendan. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Children’s Press, 1998.

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Nolan, Jeannette Covert. The Little Giant: The Story of Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. J. Messner, Inc., 1942

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Pierce, Alan. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. ABDO Pub., 2005.

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PRESIDENCY AND CIVIL WAR

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Allen, Thomas B. and Roger MacBride Allen. Mr. Lincoln’s High-tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War. National Geographic. 2009.

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Arnold, James R. On to Richmond: the Civil War in the East. Lerner Publications Co., 2002.

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Foster, Genevieve. Year of Lincoln, 1861. Scribner, 1970.

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Sandburg, Carl. Storm Over the Land: A Profile of the Civil War Taken Mainly from Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg. With 60 Halftones from Photographs and 98 Drawings, Maps, and Sketches. Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1942.

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ASSASSINATION AND MURDER PLOTS

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Fireside, Bryna J. The Mary Surratt “Lincoln Assassination Trial”: A Headline Court Case. Enslow Publishers, 2001.

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Geary, Rick. The Murder of Abraham Lincoln: A Chronicle of 62 Days in the Life of the American Republic, March 4-May 4, 1865. NBM ComicsLit, 2005.

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Giblin, James. Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Clarion, 2005.

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Holzer, Harold. The President Is Shot!: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Boyds Mills Press, 2004.

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Hynd, Alan. Arrival 12:30: The Baltimore Plot Against Lincoln. Nelson, 1967.

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Jones, Rebecca C. The Mystery of Mary Surratt: The Plot to Kill President Lincoln. Tidewater Publishers, 2004.

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*Lindop, Edmund. Assassinations that Shook America. F. Watts, 1992.

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*Naden, Corinne J. Civil War Ends: Assassination, Reconstruction, and the Aftermath. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2000.

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Olson, Kay Melchisedech. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Capstone Press, 2005.

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Somerlott, Robert. The Lincoln Assassination in American History. Enslow Publishers, 1998.

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Zeinert, Karen. The Lincoln Murder Plot. Linnet Books, 1999.

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WRITINGS AND SPEECHES

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Armstrong, Jennifer. A Three-Minute Speech: Lincoln’s Remarks at Gettysburg. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003.

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Carey, Charles W. The Emancipation Proclamation. Child’s World, 1999.

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Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: Four Score and More. Twenty-First Century Books, 2000.

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January, Brendan. The Emancipation Proclamation. Children’s Press, 1997.

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Latham, Frank Brown. Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863: The Document that Turned the Civil War into a Fight for Freedom. Watts, 1969.

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Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated. Childton Co., 1965.

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Lincoln, Abraham. The First Book Edition of the Gettysburg Address. The Second Inaugural. F. Watts, 1963.

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Lincoln, Abraham. The Gettysburg Address. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

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McComb, Marianne. The Emancipation Proclamation. National Geographic Society, 2006.

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Phelan, Mary Kay. Mr. Lincoln Speaks at Gettysburg. W.W. Norton, 1966.

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Rivera, Sheila. The Gettysburg Address. ABDO Daughters, 2004.

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Tanaka, Shelley. Gettysburg: the Legendary Battle and the Address that Inspired a Nation. Hyperion Books for Children, 2003.

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LINCOLN AND SLAVERY

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Douglas, William O. Mr. Lincoln & The Negroes: The Long Road to Equality. Atheneum, 1966.

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LINCOLN'S FAMILY

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Anderson, LaVere. Mary Todd Lincoln, President’s Wife. Chelsea Juniors, 1991.

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Anderson, LaVere. Tad Lincoln, Abe’s Son. Garrard Pub. Co., 1971.

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Bailey, Bernadine. Abe Lincoln’s Other Mother: The Story of Sarah Bush Lincoln. J. Messner, 1961.

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*Collins, David R. Shattered Dreams: The Story of Mary Todd Lincoln. M. Reynolds, 1994.

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Le Sueur, Meridel. Nancy Hanks of Wilderness Road: A Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Mother. A.A. Knopf, 1949.

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Le Sueur, Meridel. Nancy Hanks of Wilderness Road: A Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Mother. Holy Cow! Press, 1990.

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Mattern, Joanne. Mary Todd Lincoln. ABDO Pub., 2008.

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*O’Connor, Jane. If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.

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Randall, Ruth Painter. I, Mary: A Biography of the Girl Who Married Abraham Lincoln. Little, Brown, 1959.

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Randall, Ruth Painter. Lincoln’s Sons. Little, Brown, 1955.

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Sandak, Cass R. The Lincolns. Crestwood House, 1992.

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Stevenson, Augusta. Nancy Hanks, Country Girl. Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.

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Weaver, John Downing. Tad Lincoln, Mischief-Maker in the White House. Dodd, Mead, 1963.

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LINCOLN MEMORIALS, MONUMENTS, AND HOLIDAYS

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Ashabranner, Brent K. A Memorial for Mr. Lincoln. Putnam, 1992.

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Ashabranner, Brent K. No Better Hope: What the Lincoln Memorial Means to America. Twenty-First Century Books, 2001.

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Goldstein, Ernest. The Statue Abraham Lincoln: A Masterpiece by Daniel Chester Finch. Lerner Publications Co., 1997.

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*Harrington, Mildred P. Our Holidays in Poetry. The H.W. Wilson Co., 1929.

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MacMillan, Dianne M. President’s Day. Enslow, 1997.

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LINCOLN IN JUVENILE FICTION

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Belting, Natalia Maree. Indy and Mr. Lincoln. Holt, 1960.

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Blackwood, Gary L. Second Sight. Dutton Children’s Books, 2005.

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*Blue-Ribbon Plays for Girls: A Collection of Royalty-Free One-Act Plays for All-Girl Casts. Plays, 1955.

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Borden, Louise. A. Lincoln and Me. Scholastic, 2000.

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Brenner, Barbara. Saving the President: What if Lincoln Had Lived? J. Messner, 1987.

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Caseley, Judith. Praying to A.L. Greenwillow Books, 2000.

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Coblentz, Catherine Cate. Martin and Abraham Lincoln: Based on a True Incident. Children’s Press, 1947.

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Eifert, Virginia Louise Snider. The Buffalo Trace. Dodd, Mead, 1955.

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Eifert, Virginia Louise Snider. New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln in the White House. Dodd, Mead, 1959.

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Eifert, Virginia Louise Snider. Out of the Wilderness: Young Abe Lincoln Grows Up. Dodd, Mead, 1956.

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Eifert, Virginia Louise Snider. Three Rivers South: The Story of Young Abe Lincoln. Dodd, Mead, 1953.

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Eifert, Virginia Louise Snider. With a Task Before Me: Abraham Lincoln Leaves Springfield. Dodd, Mead, 1958.

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Gormley, Beatrice. Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot! Scholastic, 1996.

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Greene, Homer. A Lincoln Conscript. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909.

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*Hark, Mildred. Special Plays for Special Days: Non-Royalty Holiday Plays for Young People. Plays, Inc., 1947.

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Hines, Gary. Thanksgiving in the White House. Henry Holt, 2003.

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Hopkinson, Deborah. Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: a Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing his Forgotten Frontier Friend). Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008.

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Hubbard, Freeman H. Vinnie Ream and Mr. Lincoln. Whittlesey House, 1949.

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Le Sueur, Meridel. The River Road: A Story of Abraham Lincoln. Knopf, 1954.

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Malaspina, Ann. Finding Lincoln. Albert Whitman, 2009.

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*McCall, Edith S. Pioneer Traders. Children’s Press, 1964.

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Myers, Anna. Assassin. Walker & Company, 2005.

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Neyhart, Louise Albright. Henry’s Lincoln. Holiday House, 1945.

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Neyhart, Louise Albright. Henry’s Lincoln. Holiday House, 1958.

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Osborne, Mary Pope. After The Rain. Scholastic, 2002.

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Pauli, Hertha Ernestine. Lincoln’s Little Correspondent. Doubleday, 1952.

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Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Abraham Lincoln: Letter from a Slave Girl. Winslow Press, 2001.

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Reiss, Mike. The Boy Who Looked Like Abraham Lincoln. Price Stern Sloan, 2003.

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Sandburg, Carl. The Sandburg Treasury: Prose and Poetry for Young People. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.

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Sappey, Maureen Stack. Letters from Vinnie. Front Street, 1999.

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Sherwood, Robert E. Abe Lincoln in Illinois, A Play in Twelve Scenes. C. Scribner’s Sons, 1939.

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Stone, Irving. Love Is Eternal: A Novel About Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Doubleday, 1954.

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Strasser, Todd. Abe Lincoln for Class President! Scholastic, 1995.

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Waber, Bernard. Just Like Abraham Lincoln. Houghton Mifflin, 1964.

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Wilson, William Edward. Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek, A Novel. Whittlesey House, 1949

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