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A House Divided
Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Guy Fraker
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Lincoln in the Midwest

Daniel Weinberg  spoke  with Brian Dirck and Guy Fraker.

Dirck discussed Lincoln in Indiana and Fraker spoke about Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. Join us for a compelling talk about Lincoln in the Midwest.

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Lincoln In Indiana
By Brian Dirck
Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 152p., cloth

Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky in 1809, moved with his parents, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, and his older sister, Sarah, to the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in 1816.  

There Lincoln spent more than a quarter of his life. It was in Indiana that he developed a complicated and often troubled relationship with his father, exhibited his now-famous penchant for self-education, and formed a restless ambition to rise above his origins.

Although some questions about these years are unanswerable due to a scarcity of reliable sources, Brian R. Dirck’s fascinating account of Lincoln’s boyhood sets what is known about the relationships, values, and environment that fundamentally shaped Lincoln’s character within the context of frontier and...

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

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 a journey covering more than four hundred miles. As his stature as a lawyer grew, east central Illinois grew in population and influence, and the Circuit provided Lincoln with clients, friends, and associates who became part of the network that ultimately elevated him to the presidency.

This guidebook to the Circuit features Illinois...

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