Lincoln before Washington : new perspectives on the Illinois years / Douglas L. Wilson.
Author: Wilson, Douglas L. (Douglas Lawson), 1935-
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1997.
ISBN: 0252023315 (alk. paper)
Description: xiv, 190 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Political career before 1861.
Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Friends and associates.
Legislators Illinois Biography.
Illinois Politics and government To 1865.
Contents: The frigate and the frugal chariot : Jefferson and Lincoln as readers -- Herndon's legacy -- William H. Herndon and the "necessary truth" -- Abraham Lincoln versus Peter Cartwright -- Abraham Lincoln, Ann Rutledge, and the evidence of Herndon's informants -- Abraham Lincoln and "that fatal first of January" -- Abraham Lincoln and the spirit of mortal -- The Lincoln-Douglas debates : an unfinished text -- Lincoln's declaration.