Abraham Lincoln Frederick Douglass Book Prize & Lincoln Prize

The Lehrman Institute produces and maintains eight websites about Abraham Lincoln and the people with whom he lived and worked.

compares the tenures of Abraham Lincoln and Winston S. Churchill and the similar challenges they endured as heads of state during important wars.

examines the events that occurred and the people who worked with President Lincoln in Washington during the tumultuous years of the Civil War.

examines the impact of the Founders, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution on Mr. Lincoln’s life, political thinking and political actions in the 1850s and 1860s.

details the progress of Mr. Lincoln’s opposition to slavery from his years in the Illinois State Legislature to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

reviews the many men and a few women whose friendships helped determine Mr. Lincoln’s political progress and success in the Springfield, Illinois state capital and in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

discusses the many ways in which the center of 19th century American political, media and economic power interacted with, supported and tormented Mr. Lincoln both before and during his Presidency.

is a resource for scholars and groups involved in the study of Abraham Lincoln’s life, the impact he had on the preservation of the Union and the emancipation of black slaves.

chronicles the events of the Civil War.

The support:

The Lincoln Prize of the Lincoln and Soldiers Project, which recognizes the best printed and electronic work on the Civil War era.

The Hay-Nicolay Prize, which is awarded annually by the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the best doctoral dissertation on President Lincoln and his Administration.

, which, under the direction of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, is researching and compiling the works and correspondence of President Lincoln.

The is awarded annually by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition for the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and antislavery movements. Publishers and authors are invited to submit books that meet these criteria.

The , which is co-sponsored by Washington College, The Guilder Lehrman Institute of American History and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, is awarded annually for the year’s best books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.