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Land of Lincoln Statewide Read: Connecting with Mr. Lincoln

Dust jacket cover of the book Lincoln:  A Life of Purpose and Power

Dr. Richard Carwardine


In January of 2010, Professor Carwardine will become the President of Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford. He is currently the Rhodes Professor of American History at St. Catherine's College at the University of Oxford. His distinguished academic career includes winning the 2004 Lincoln Prize awarded by Gettysburg College. He was the first British Scholar to win and he recently received the Order of Lincoln in 2009 granted by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, the highest honor given by the State of Illinois. For more information:


There is a short biography on the Random House Borzi Web site, the book's publisher.


For a list of other publications by Professor Carwardine, please go to the Oxford University History Faculty Web site.


Listen to a Podcast of Dr. Carwardine at The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Gilder Lehrman Institute is in New York City.


Please click here to read an interview with Professor Carwardine by Jason Emerson, a graduate student at George Mason University, published on June 28, 2004 by the History News Network.


Cover scan of Carwardine's book Evangelicals and Politics The Pritzker Military Library has a Web site with links to Webcasts.


For a study of religion and politics in the United States in the decades leading up to the Civil War, please see Professor Carwardine's Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America published in 1993 by Yale University Press or in paperback in 1997 by the University of Tennessee.