1. Creator/Author:
  2. Fraker, Guy C., (1)

Lincoln's ladder to the presidency : the Eighth Judicial Circuit /

Other Title:
Eighth Judicial Circuit
Fraker, Guy C.,
Item ID:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2012.
9780809332014 (cloth : alk. paper); 0809332019 (cloth : alk. paper)
Call Number:
KF368.L52 F73 2012
Physical Description:
xxii, 328 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Law -- Illinois -- Downstate Illinois -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Career in law.
Illinois. Circuit Court (8th Circuit) -- History -- 19th century.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-313) and index.; pt. 1. Lincoln and the circuit. A new country ; As happy as he could be ; Purely and entirely a case lawyer -- pt. 2. Counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Sangamon, Tazewell, Woodford ; McLean, Livingston, Logan, DeWitt ; Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion ; Edgar, Shelby, Moultrie, Macon, Christian, Menard, Mason -- pt. 3. Climbing the ladder. The 1840s and the early 1850s ; The awakenment ; The repeal-- aroused me again ; The Tall Sucker and the Little Giant ; A little sketch -- pt. 4. Nomination, election, and the presidency. No stone unturned ; We saw him no more.; Lincoln copy: Title page autographed by author.
OCLC Number:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
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