The Abraham Lincoln Companion is a fascinating collection of more than 100 primary source selections illustrating Abraham Lincoln's life, presidency, and legacy. These documents include reminiscences and tributes by notable and ordinary Americans from Lincoln's time until 1909, the centenary of his birth, in speeches, letters, essays, songs, poems and memorials honoring the former president.
In addition to some of Lincoln's most important writings, the book includes remembrances, essays and other writings by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, William Cullen Bryant, Horace Greeley, Charles Sumner, Theodore Roosevelt, Mary Todd Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott and many others.
Additional material in the book includes a chronology, a bibliography, indexes, and numerous illustrations including drawings and photographs. Contact information and web sites are given for journals, associations, libraries, museums and historic sites relating to Abraham Lincoln.
The Abraham Lincoln Companion will be an important addition to school and public library collections, shedding light on this iconic leader who presided over the country during one of its most critical trials as a nation.