Category Archives: Lincoln

Making Photography Matter: A Viewer’s History from the Civil War to the Great Depression by Cara A. Finnegan has won the Outstanding Book of the Year by the National Communication Association’s Visual Communication division. In Making Photography Matter, Finnegan illustrates how encounters … Continue reading

Today marks the 196th anniversary of Illinois becoming a part of the United States. Not yet the Land of Lincoln—the Railsplitter had just turned nine the previous winter—Illinois forever left behind its status as part of the Northwest Territory. State … Continue reading

Collaborators for Emancipation is an examination of the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy. Authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore collaborated themselves on both the book and answering some questions for the UIP blog. … Continue reading

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