Full-color, heavily illustrated guidebooks in the Looking for Lincoln in Illinois series invite readers to learn more about the life, times, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln in central Illinois and the people, places, and forces in the region that shaped and elevated him to the White House. Collectively, books in the series examine Lincoln’s development and rise during his time in central Illinois; promote public awareness of the region’s history, culture, and significance; encourage heritage, cultural, and recreational tourism; and raise public consciousness about the needs and benefits of preserving the historic and cultural legacies of central Illinois.
The series is a collaborative effort between Southern Illinois University Press and the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, which coordinates projects, programs, and events that focus on telling the unique stories of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, which encompasses more than forty counties in Illinois.
Sponsoring Editor, Sylvia Frank Rodrigue
Southern Illinois University Press
1915 University Press Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-6806
BOARD OF ADVISERS
Bryon C. Andreasen
Guy C. Fraker
Sylvia Frank Rodrigue
Timothy P. Townsend