The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association is the most important periodical in the field of Lincoln studies. As a Lincoln biographer, I rely on it heavily for both ideas and information.

David Herbert Donald, Harvard University

The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association (JALA) is the only academic journal devoted exclusively to Lincoln scholarship. In addition to selected scholarly articles—on Lincoln in the popular media, for example, or British reactions to the War— the journal also features photographs and newly discovered Lincoln letters and documents.

Volume 34; Issue 1 & 2 | 2013

Issue 1

Issue 2

Volume 35; Issue 1 & 2 | 2014

Issue 1

  • Abraham Lincoln Association
  • Contributors to this Issue
  • Classical Rhetoric as a Lens for Reading the Key Speeches of Lincoln’s Political Rise, 1852–1856
  • F. Lauriston Bullard: Lincoln Scholar, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Book Thief
  • Holding Up a Flawed Mirror to the American Soul: Abraham Lincoln in the Writings of Lerone Bennett, Jr.
  • The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner
  • Lincoln’s Battle with God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What it Meant for America, by Stephen Mansfield
  • An Afflicted Hero? Lincoln and Medicine, by Glenna Schroeder-Lein and Lincoln as Hero by Frank J. Williams
  • Abraham Lincoln Association (2013)
  • Issue 2

    Volume 37; Issue 1 & 2 | 2016

    Issue 1

    • Abraham Lincoln Association
    • Contributors to this Issue
    • Lincoln’s Legacy of Justice and Equality of Opportunity: Our Challenge a Century and a Half Later
    • Native Americans and the Origins of Abraham Lincoln’s Views on Race
    • Building a Twenty-First Century Lincoln Memorial: The Digital Revolution in Lincoln Studies Scholarship
    • Your Friend, As Ever, A. Lincoln: How the Unlikely Friendship of Gustave Koerner and Abraham Lincoln Changed America, by Donald Allendorf
    • From Latin America to the Battle of the Crater Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Future of Latin America, by Robert E. May and Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops, by John David Smith
    • The War Worth Fighting For: Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency and Civil War America, edited by Stephen D. Engle
    • Getting Right with Lincoln vs. Getting Lincoln Right Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present, by John McKee Barr and Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image, by Joshua Zeitz
    • All The Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro
    • Abraham Lincoln Association (2015)
      • Issue 2

        • Abraham Lincoln Association
        • Contributors to this Issue
        • Gone and Forgotten: Abraham Lincoln through the English Eyes of Tom Taylor and John Drinkwater
        • Harriet Monroe’s Abraham Lincoln
        • Harry V. Jaffa’s Contribution to Lincoln Studies and American Statesmanship
        • We Called Him Father Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History, by Gary Phillip Zola; Lincoln and the Jews: A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell
        • The Civil War Diaries of Gideon Welles, Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy: The Original Manuscript Edition, by William E. and Erica L. Gienapp, eds.
        • 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year, by Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn Gabbard