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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided. David McCullough and Geoffrey Ward. PBS Home Video, 2001.

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom. Andrew Young. PBS, 1992.

"Abe Lincoln on the Screen: Massey Film Version Matches Power of Broadway Drama." Rev. of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, dir. John Cromwell. Newsweek 19 Jan. 1940: 32-33.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

"Abraham Lincoln: In His Time and Ours." History Now 18 (December (2008).

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitalization Project

Abraham Lincoln Papers: Selected Bibliography

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: suggested reading

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: web resources.

Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide

Abraham Lincoln: Film and TV Star

Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Robert Sherwood: A Playwright in Peace and War. Boston: U of Massachusetts P, 2007.

Atkinson, Brooks. "Raymond Massey Appearing in Robert E. Sherwood's ‘Abe Lincoln in Illinois.'" New York Times 17 October 1938: 12.

Bayles, Martha. "Films About Lincoln." Arts Journal Webblog.

Bodeen, DeWitt. "John Cromwell." Film Reference.

Bolam, Sarah, and Thomas J. Bolam. The Presidents on Film. Jefferson: MacFarland, 2007.

Boritt, Gabor, ed. The Historian's Lincoln. Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1988.

Boritt, Gabor, ed. The Lincoln Enigma. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.

Brown, John Mason. The Ordeal of a Playwright: Robert E. Sherwood and the Challenge of War. New York: Harper and Row, 1970.

Brown, John Mason. The Worlds of Robert E. Sherwood: Mirror to His Times, 1896-1939. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Burkhimer, Michael. 100 Essential Lincoln Books. Nashville: Cumberland House, 2003.

Burlingame , Michael, ed. An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicholay's Interviews and Essays. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1996.

Campbell, Oscar James. "Robert Sherwood and His Times." College English 4.5 (1943): 275-80.

Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.

Chadwick, Bruce. The Reel Civil War: Mythmaking in American Film. New York: Knopf, 2001.

"The Current Cinema." Rev. of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, dir. John Cromwell. New Yorker 12 Feb. 1940: 59.

Custen, George F. Bio/Pics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1992.

Dixon, Wheeler W. American Cinema of the 1940s: Themes and Variations . New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2006.

Emerson, Jason. The Madness of Mary Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2007.

Fellerath, David. "Two Lincoln Movies Show Different Sides." 4 Feb 2009.

Ferguson, Otis. "Attitude Towards Legend." Rev. of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, dir. John Cromwell. New Republic 4 March 1940: 308.

Fraysse, Oliver. Lincoln, Land and Labor, 1809-1860. Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1988.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Herndon, William. Life of Lincoln. Chicago: Wildside Press, 2008.

Higham, Charles. Hollywood in the Forties. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1968.

Irelan, Scott R. "The Shine of Egalitarian Morality: Staging a Connective Aesthetic in Robert Sherwood's Abe Lincoln in Illinois." Journal of American Drama and Theatre 20.1 (2008): 75-88.

Karsten, Eileen. From Real Life to Reel Life: A Filmography of Biographical Films. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1993.

Killing Lincoln (2013)

Kinnard, Roy. The Blue and the Gray on the Silver Screen: More Than Eighty Years of Civil War Movies. Secaucus: Carol Pub. Group, 1996.

Lincoln. Vilram Jatanti et al. A&E Home Video. New York, 2006.

"Lincoln." History Now 6 (December 2005).

Lincoln Bicentennial

"'Lincoln in Illinois' Cheered at Capitol." New York Times 4 October 1938: 20.

The Lincoln Institute

Lincoln vs Douglas debate

Marks, Peter. "Stages: A New Act in Abraham Lincoln's Dramatic Life." Washington Post 8 February 2008: M03.

McGill, William J. "Railsplitter on the Boards: The Lincoln of Drama." Lincoln Herald 87.1 (1985): 4-12.

Meserve, Walter J. Robert E. Sherwood: Reluctant Moralist. New York: Pegasus, 1970.

Morris, Jan. Lincoln: A Foreigner's Quest. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.

"Movie of the Week: Abe Lincoln in Illinois." Rev. of Abe Lincoln in Illinois, dir. John Cromwell. Life 12 Feb. 1940: 74-79.

Neely, Mark. "The Young Lincoln: Two Films." Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies. Ed. Mark C. Carnes. New York: Macmillan, 1996.

"The New Pictures." Rev. of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, dir. John Cromwell. Time 5 Feb. 1940: 60.

Nugent, Frank S. "The Screen In Review : The Music Hall Celebrates Washington's Birthday With a Brilliant Edition of Sherwood's ‘Abe Lincoln in Illinois', with Raymond Massey and Ruth Gordon". Rev. of Abe Lincoln in Illinois, dir. John Cromwell. New York Times 23 Feb. 1940: 21.

Oates, Stephen. With Malice Toward None. New York: Harper and Row, 1977.

Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

Reinhart, Mark S. Abraham Lincoln on Screen: A Filmography of Dramas and Documentaries, including Television, 1903-1998. Jefferson: McFarland, 1999.

Richards, David. "Review/Theater: Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Lincoln as a Metaphor for a Big Job Ahead, in 1939 and Today." New York Time 30 Nov 1993.

Rickey, Carrie. "How Hollywood Says Hail to the Chiefs." Philadelphia Inquirer 2 November 2008: H01.

Robert Sherwood

Rollins, Peter C., and John E. O'Connor, eds. Hollywood's White House: The American Presidency in Film and History. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2003.

Rollins, Peter C., ed. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past. New York: Columbia UP, 2003.

Sam Waterston as Abraham Lincoln

Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years and the War Years. San Diego: Mariner Books, 1974.

Shenk, Thomas Wolf. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged A President and Fueled His Greatness. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.

Sherwood, Robert E. Abe Lincoln in Illinois: A Play in Twelve Scenes. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1939.

Smyth, J. E. "The Lives and Death of Abraham Lincoln, 1930-1941." Reconstructing American Historical Cinema. Lexington: U of Kentucky P, 2006.

Smyth, J. E. "'Young Mr. Lincoln:' Between Myth and History in 1939." Rethinking History 7.2 (2003): 193-214.

Snee, Brian J. "Shooting Lincoln: Rhetorical Dimensions in Historical Films." Diss. Pennsylvania State U, 2000.

Takayoshi, Ichiro. "Globalizing the Civil War: Robert Sherwood's Abe Lincoln in Illinois and the U.S. Foreign Policy, 1938-1941." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, 2 February 2009.

Thomas, Benjamin Platt. Abraham Lincoln, A Biography. New York: Modern Library, 1968.

Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators

Tripp, C.A. The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Free Press, 2005.

The White House

Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years. Urbana:U of Illinois P, 1997.