Political Text Book for 1860
The 1860 Presidential election was one of the most contentious and confusing in history. Four candidates battled it out on several platforms. One of the candidates was Lincoln’s old friend and rival, Stephen Douglas. With the other candidates, John Breckenridge and John Bell, Douglas split the Democratic vote, thereby ensuring the Republican Lincoln the victory.
Paper, cloth. H 23.5, W 15.2, D 1.9 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 928
Acts and Resolutions Passed at the First Session of the 30th Congress
This text recorded the events that occurred during the one session Lincoln served in Congress from 1847-1849. This book may have been Lincoln’s own copy.
Paper. H 22.4, W 14.2, D 2 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 5392
Revised Laws of the State of Illinois
In 1858, the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas for a seat in the U.S. Senate were followed throughout the country and made Lincoln famous.
Paper, cloth. H 24.1, W 15.8, D 1.9 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 927