Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln
With the assistance of Terry Wilson
The collected, annotated accounts of Lincoln's early life
Cloth – $59
Paper – $40
About the BookNow available in paperback, Herndon's Informants collects and annotates more than 600 letters and interviews providing information about Abraham Lincoln's prepolitical and prelegal careers. Some of the people Herndon questioned were illiterate. Others could read but barely write. The editors' undertaking took them to three major collections for the mammoth task of transcribing aged documents that often were barely legible.
A priceless resource for scholars and anyone curious about Lincoln and his times, Herndon's Informants includes an introduction, scholarly annotations, a registry of the informants, and a detailed topical index.