Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the
Battle Over Freedom
by Graham Peck
Air Date/Time November 11, 12 Noon (Central)
1st ed., 288p., cloth
This sweeping narrative presents an original and compelling explanation for the triumph of the antislavery movement in the United States prior to the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln’s election as the first antislavery president was hardly preordained. From the country’s inception, Americans had struggled to define slavery’s relationship to freedom. Most Northerners supported abolition in the North but...Learn More
Abraham Lincoln and Mexico:
A History of Courage, Intrigue and an Unlikely Friendship
by Michael Hogan
Air Date/Time October 27, 5pm (CST)
1st ed., 362p, paperback
This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico.
It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to go to...Learn More
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
By Guy Fraker
Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 128p., paperback
In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.
For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on...Learn More
Wrestling With His Angel: 1849-1856
By Sidney Blumenthal
Air Date/Time June 8, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 592p, cloth with dj
Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. (Volume I, A Self-Made Man, is available below.)
In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat....Learn More
A Self-Made Man
by Sidney Blumenthal
Air Date/Time: Original Air Date May 25, 2016
556p. Hardcover with dj, Signed on bookplate
The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln.
From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper...Learn More