Nebraska Authors

Douglas L. Wilson

Born 1935 St. James, MN (USA)

Wilson is a distinguished scholar of Abraham Lincoln who has been Professor and Co-Director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. He spent over a decade in Nebraska in the 1940s and 1950s.

Places Lived

St. James, MN
Omaha, NE
Grand Island, NE
Galesburg, IL

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


History; Biography; Civil War


Doane College graduate



Places Worked

Co-Director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg, IL


Hall of Honor, Grand Island High School, Grand Island, NE
Honorary Doctorates from Doane College, Knox College
Order of Lincoln, State of IL


Jefferson's Literary Commonplace Book. 1989.
Thomas Jefferson's Library. 1989.
Lincoln Before Washington: New Perspectives on Lincoln's Illinois Years. 1997.
Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln. 1998.
Herndon's Informants: Letters and Interviews About Abraham Lincoln. 1998.
Jefferson Abroad. 1999.
The Presidency and the Power of Words. 2006.
Lincoln's Sword. 2006.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 2008.

Partial bibliography

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