The Unedited Manuscript of Michael Burlingame's Abraham Lincoln: A Life
In 2008, the Johns Hopkins University Press published Professor Burlingame's long-awaited biography of Abraham Lincoln. In an "Author's Note" at the beginning of Vol. 1, Prof. Burlingame wrote: "To keep this long book from becoming even longer, I have pared down the manuscript and streamlined the notes," but he noted that the "original unedited version" would be available online at the website of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College. All chapters are now available.
Books by Knox Lincoln Scholars Featured in WSJ
Books about Abraham Lincoln by Knox College scholars occupy two of the top five spots in a "Presidents Day Reading List" in The Wall Street Journal. Full Story
Lincoln Academy Honors Davis and Wilson
Rodney Davis and Douglas Wilson, co-directors of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, whose research and writings have revolutionized the field of Lincoln history, have been awarded The Order of Lincoln, the highest honor conferred by the State of Illinois. Full Story
About the Lincoln Studies Center
The Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College is devoted to study of the life and work of Abraham Lincoln. Its principal focus has been on producing scholarly editions that make significant primary source material more accessible. In addition, the Center seeks to broaden the understanding of Lincoln and his legacy through a variety of activities, including sponsorship of cooperative research and publication, internet archives, lectures, conferences, and classroom instruction.
For information about programs and activities, contact the Lincoln Studies Center:
Galesburg, IL, 61401-4999
The Co-directors of the Center are:
|Rodney O. Davis
Szold Distinguished Service
Professor Emeritus of History
|Douglas L. Wilson
George A. Lawrence Distinguished Service
Professor Emeritus of English
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.