It’s Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday!

Abraham Lincoln was born OTD in 1809.  Below is a short bibliography of works on the 16th President in law, social science,and popular culture.

Joern Benzinger, Popular Media Memory: Abraham Lincoln in the Twenty-First Century (Dissertation, University of Duisberg-Essen, 2016).

Christine A. Corcos, “Now He Belongs To the Ages,”9 Insights on Law & Society 16 (Winter 2009).

John Dean, Abraham Lincoln in European Popular Culture (2016).

John Dean, The Social and Cultural Construction of Abraham Lincoln in U.S. Movies and on U.S. TV, at AS

Cara A. Finnegan, Recognizing Lincoln: Image Vernaculars in NIneteenth-Century Visual Culture, 8 Rhetoric & Public Affairs 31 (2005).

D. C. Hammer, The historical novelist as didactician: Safire’s Lincoln, 28 Journal of Popular Culture 105 (1994).

William Hughes, James Agee, Omnibus, and Mr. Lincoln: The Culture of Liberalism and the Challenge of Television 1952-1953 (2004).

Melvyn Stokes, Abraham Lincoln and the Movies, 12 American Nineteenth-Century History 201 (2011).


From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: The 10 best TV shows and movies about Abraham Lincoln.

From the Smithsonian: Photos: The History of Abraham Lincoln on Film.

From The Wrap: 14 Stars Who’ve Played Abraham Lincoln, From Henry Fonda to Daniel Day-Lewis.

The Wikipedia entry on Cultural depictions of Abraham Lincoln is very detailed.