Category Archives: Lincoln

Two UIP titles are available in paperback editions today. A Secret Society History of the Civil War Were the forces that drove the United States to civil war prompted by secret organizations such as the Brotherhood of the Union? Mark A. … Continue reading

On August 21, 1858 upstart challenger Abraham Lincoln entered into the first of seven debates with incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas in Ottawa, Illinois. Lincoln was challenging Douglas to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. The now-famous Lincoln-Douglas debates didn’t propel … Continue reading

Three UIP titles are available in paperback editions today. Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution Earth, water, air—Octave Chanute grappled with the very elements themselves. He built the massive Chicago and Kansas City stockyards, bridged the so-called unbridgeable Missouri … Continue reading

The much-anticipated film Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, recently opened in theaters nationwide.  Here in the Land of Lincoln, we’ve always had a strong history of publishing works on our 16th president, and here a few … Continue reading

What?! Matthew McConaughey to star in film adaptation of our book Lincoln the Lawyer?? Oops, no. Shelf Awareness reports that Tommy Lee Jones is slated to direct McConaughey in a film version of Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer. All is back to normal … Continue reading

Question (Mom): Who can you be texting over 1,000 times a day? Answer (Daughter): IDN, MBF Jill? (I don’t know, my best friend Jill?) Most of us have seen this cute commercial, but have you ever thought that this little … Continue reading

Has Lincoln always been cool?  A new museum in Springfield, Illinois. Obama’s hand on the 16th president’s bible. Shelves full of new biographies. It’s hard for me to tell because I’ve lived in the Land of Lincoln all of my life and … Continue reading

Peter Monaghan’s Lincoln “Field Report” in The Chronicle Review includes multiple references to University of Illinois Press titles, plus a quote from Rodney O. Davis, co-editor of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition.

The New Yorker blog The Book Bench recommends Brian Dirck’s Lincoln the Lawyer.

Douglas Wilson, co-author of the new book The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition, will appear on WGN Radio’s Extension 720 on November 7 at 9:00 PM to discuss the life of Lincoln.