The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln, follows one of our most beloved presidents. Born in a cabin deep in the backwoods of Kentucky, growing up in a family considered “the poorest of the poor,” Lincoln rose to become the 16th president of the United States. As president, he guided the United States through the Civil War, helped end slavery in America, and strengthened the federal government. Unlike other biographies, the Making of America series goes beyond individual narratives and links influential figures to create an overarching story of America’s growth.
The first three books in the series—Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln—read together, tell the story of the first one hundred years of America’s constitutional history.