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Abe's Youth

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Since his death, Abraham Lincoln has been celebrated as savior of the Union, proponent for emancipation, president of the United States, and skilled statesman. Although Lincoln's adult life has been well documented and analyzed, most biographers have regarded his early years as inconsequential to his career and accomplishments.


In 1920 a group of historians known as the Lincoln Inquiry were determined to give Lincoln's formative years their due. Abe's Youth takes a look into their writings, which focus on Lincoln's life between 7 and 21 years of age. By filling in the gaps on Lincoln's childhood, these authors shed light on how his experiences growing up influenced the man he became. As the first fully annotated edition of the Lincoln Inquiry papers, Abe's Youth offers indispensable reading for anyone hoping to learn about Lincoln's early life.


Foreword


Preface



Introduction


Works from Indiana's Lincoln Inquiry


Part 1: Lincoln's Hoosier Influences


1. Lincoln's Boyhood Days in Indiana / Roscoe Kiper


2. Lincoln's Environment in Indiana / Roscoe Kiper


3. Lincoln in Indiana / William Fortune


Part 2: Lincoln's Neighbors and Influences


4. Lincoln's Indiana Neighbors / Bess V. Ehrmann


5. Life of James Gentry Jr. / J. Helen Rhoades


6. The Grigsbys / Calder (Bess) Ehrmann


7. More Lincoln Memories / Nancy Grigsby Inco


8. Biographical Sketch of Josiah and Elizabeth (Anderson) Crawford / Will Adams


9. Daniel Grass / Laura Mercy Wright


10. The Athe Meeks Sr. Tragedy / Aaron Meeks


11. The Mystery of Lincoln's Melancholy / Louis A. Warren


12. Lincoln and the Wool-Carder's Beautiful Niece / Jesse N. Weik


13. Word Pictures of Pioneer Families and Lincoln Contemporaries / Bess V. Ehrmann


14. Interviews with Spencer County Pioneers about 1895 / T. H. Masterson


15. Early Days in Spencer County / Daniel Hayford


Part 3: Lincoln's Neighborhood and Environment


16. The Lincolns and Their Home in Spencer County, Indiana / C. C. Scheeder


17. An Interview with James Atlas Jones on the Lincoln Cabin in Spencer County / George H. Honig


18. The Lincolns' Eastward Environment / Thomas James de la Hunt


19. Some Early Troy History / Sallie Bergenroth


20. Early Agriculture in Spencer County, Indiana / David H. Morgan


21. Materia Medica of Pioneer Indiana / H. C. Knapp


Part 4: Lincoln and the Law


22. Environment and Opportunities of Lincoln in Indiana / Elbert Hayford


23. John A. Brackenridge / Eldora Minor Raleigh


24. John Pitcher / Alice L. Harper Hanby


25. Judge John Pitcher / John E. Cox


Part 5: The Lincoln Inquiry


26. The Environments of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana: The Best Witnesses / Anna C. O'Flynn


27. The Lincolns in Spencer County / Ida D. Armstrong


28. The Artist's Ideal of Lincoln / George H. Honig


29. What Indiana Did for Lincoln / Bess V. Ehrmann


30. Correspondence Between Lincoln Historians and This Society / John H. Iglehart



Lincoln and Southwestern Indiana Chronology


Index

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Published 01 October 2019
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EAN13 9780253043900
Language English
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