Abraham Lincoln Institute Winning Scholarship

Book Awards

Lincoln reading to his son Tad

The Abraham Lincoln Institute enjoys recognizing award winning research and writing in books and dissertations.

Book honors of the past several years are listed by year, author, and title.

Annual Book Award Winners


2016  

Terry Alford, Fortune's Fool » VIDEO

2015  

Jonathan W. White, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln » VIDEO

2014  

Martin P. Johnson, Writing the Gettysburg Address

2013  

Louis Masur, Lincoln's Hundred Days

2012  

William C. Harris, Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union

2011  

Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

2010  

Michael Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Craig Symonds, Lincoln and His Admirals VIDEO

2009  

Allen C. Guelzo, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America  VIDEO

2008  

James Oakes, The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics  VIDEO

2007  

Douglas L. Wilson, Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words  VIDEO

Gabor Boritt, The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows  VIDEO

2006 

Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness  VIDEO

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

2005 

Allen C. Guelzo, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

2004 

William C. Harris, Lincoln's Last Months

2003 

 William Lee Miller, Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography

2002 

Kenneth J. Winkle, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

2001 

Lincoln Legal Papers (G. Cullom Davis and Martha Benner, eds.), The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition

2000 

Allen C. Guelzo, Reedeemer President

1999

Douglas L. Wilson, Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

1998

Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln