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Lincoln as a Lawyer: An Annotated Bibliography
     

Lincoln as a Lawyer: An Annotated Bibliography

by Elizabeth W. Matthews, Cullom Davis (Foreword by)
 

This first detailed, annotated bibliography of items relating to Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer lists over five hundred listings of monographs, books, significant portions of books, and pamphlets that emphasize Lincoln’s quarter century (1837–1861) as a practicing Illinois attorney.

Elizabeth W. Matthews supplies summary annotations on the

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This first detailed, annotated bibliography of items relating to Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer lists over five hundred listings of monographs, books, significant portions of books, and pamphlets that emphasize Lincoln’s quarter century (1837–1861) as a practicing Illinois attorney.

Elizabeth W. Matthews supplies summary annotations on the "professional lawyer" aspect of each item and notes other editions, indicating microform availability, particularly for out-of-print items. Monaghan numbers from the Illinois State Historical Library’s general Lincoln Bibliography, 1839–1939 are also provided.

Information ranges from autobiographical material and reminiscences by Lincoln’s colleagues to scholarly research. There are articles by lawyers, historians, other specialists, and interested lay writers. Many of these items are rare and little known.

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This bibliography of items relating to Abraham Lincoln's career as a lawyer provides 509 listings of monographs, books, significant portions of books, and pamphlets that emphasize Lincoln's quarter century (1837-1861) as a practicing Illinois attorney. Matthews supplies summary annotations of the "professional lawyer" aspect of each item and notes other editions, indicating microform availability, particularly for out-of-print items. The foreword is by Cullon Davis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809316441
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Elizabeth W. Matthews is librarian and professor, School of Law Library at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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