Lincoln Pathfinder: Internet Resources on Studying and Teaching Abraham Lincoln

link_01 Lincoln’s Legacy: Nation Building, Democracy and the Question of Race and Civil Rights
An e-reader that was compiled for the correspondent U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2008 at Potsdam. It includes major academic works on “Lincoln, Race, and Slavery,” but also aims to provide a wide range of teaching resources such as lesson plans and multimedia tools.
(Embassy of the United States Berlin)

Primary Sources
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is separated into three major series: incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material.
(Library of Congress)
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Initially edited by Roy P. Basler, the eight-volume collection of Lincoln’s correspondence and speeches was published in 1974, but is now available in electronic form.
(Abraham Lincoln Association)
Papers of Abraham Lincoln
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project seeks to prepare a comprehensive electronic edition of documents. The documents written by and to Abraham Lincoln are categorized into three series: a set concerning Lincoln’s Legal Papers, one relating to Lincoln’s Springfrield Years, and a final one regarding Lincoln’s Presidency.
(Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)

Secondary Sources
Abraham Lincoln: A Life (2008)
The first volume of Michael Burlingame’s Abraham Lincoln: A Life is available online at no charge. The Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College offers a manuscript version that makes available all individual chapters in read-only PDF-format. Volume two is presently in preparation.
(Knox College)
Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association (at the History Cooperative)
The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association is devoted to up-to-date Lincoln scholarship. History Cooperative provides free, full-access to every issue from 1979 to the present.
(Abraham Lincoln Association)
Journal of American History
The September 2009 edition of the Journal of American History features a special issue on the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The issue brings together a wide range of international scholars discussing Lincoln’s legacy and future significance.
(Organization of American Historians at Indiana University)

Visual Resources
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
The web site provides a compact biographical narrative on Abraham Lincoln that is further upgraded by an excellent selection of images.
(National Museum of American History)
With Malice toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
With Malice toward None includes rare images as well as extensive information on Lincoln’s life and career. An interactive device, called The Journey of the President-Elect, is in preparation.
(Library of Congress)
Looking For Lincoln
Presented and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the documentary addresses many of the controversial themes relating to Lincoln: race, equality, religion, politics, and depression. Apart from the freely accessible video, the website also features a section for educators.

Teaching Resources
Abraham Lincoln’s Classroom
Abraham Lincoln’s Classroom offers support to teaching Abraham Lincoln’s speeches, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln on slavery and emancipation, and Abraham Lincoln’s political journey. It includes lesson plans, a quiz collection and a variety of images for classroom use.
(The Lincoln Institute)
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Digital Classroom
Devoted to the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, the Digital Classroom offers a Lincoln-Douglas Photostory, a 3D Map Room, a video section, web guides, and information for further reading.
(House Divided Project)
Teachers Classroom Materials: Abraham Lincoln
A themed resources web site, hosted by the Library of Congress, that comprises speeches of Lincoln, information on the Civil War, lesson plans, classroom activities and a primary source set. The website is focused to give an insight into Lincoln’s political and personal life.
(Library of Congress)
The Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology of the Life of Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln Log incorporates Lincoln Day-by-Day: A Chronology that was compiled and published in 1960. It offers a day-by-day compilation of events in Lincoln’s life and career.
(Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)
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