Founded, 1938

the Lincoln Group of Boston

Executive Committee:
John Rodrigue
Department of History
Stonehill College
Easton, MA 02357

Robert A. Foster

Joe Trafton


Web Development & Social Media
Brian Getty

Executive Board Members:
William Hanna

Duncan Oliver

Thomas R. Turner

Authors Among Us:
(click on the book's title to be taken to it's page on

Robert A. Foster
Blue is Just a Word: The Civil War Within

John Rodrigue
Lincoln and Reconstruction

 Freedom’s Crescent: The Civil War and the Destruction of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley

James Tackach
Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address ​- (University Press of Mississippi) by James Tackach
This book argues that Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address is his greatest speech because it communicates to his countrymen, his resolution of three key issues with which he grappled during his entire public life: slavery, race, and religion. James Tackach is a professor of English at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

Thomas Turner
Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - (Louisiana State University Press, 1982). Paperback edition 1991.

The Many Faces of Lincoln: Selected Articles From the Lincoln Herald - Thomas R. Turner, Charles Hubbard, and Steven Rogstad eds. (Mahomet, Illinois: Mayhaven Press, 1997).

​The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - (Melbourne, Florida: Krieger, 1999). Anvil Series.

101 Things You Didn't Know About the Civil War - (Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2007).

The Lincoln and Kennedy Assassinations in Historical Context - (Pamphlet, The Ninth Annual Ostendorf Lecture, Harrogate, Tenn.: Lincoln Memorial University Press, 1993).

Lincoln and Education with John Myers, Lincoln Group of Boston, 1938-1988, Reflections on Our Past, Present, and Future (Bridgewater: Bridgewater State College Library,1988.)

Duncan Oliver
Lincoln and the Ames Family of Easton, Mass.
​Monograph History of Easton, Mass. Vol.II
​Head researcher and writer of the play: The Election of 1860, through the eyes of two opposing Cape Cod Editors.
Co-author of three books on Cape Cod History: Cape Cod Shorewhaling, America's First Whalemen. Port on the Bay - Yarmouth's Maritime History on the North Sea.
Ghosts, Myths, and Legends of Cape Cod.
​The author was in public education for 36 years; 21 as a high school principal; with a lifelong love of all things pertaining to Lincoln.

William Hanna
Abraham Among the Yankees: Abraham Lincoln's 1848 Visit to Massachusetts
A History of Taunton Massachusetts (Second Edition)

​Frank Williams - author page

Our Logo:

The Lincoln head is from a print of an unfinished etching made by the nineteenth century engraver, John Chester Buttre.  It became the logo of the Group at the suggestion of a charter member, Miss Esther C. Cushman, then the Custodian of the McLellan Lincoln Collection at Brown University.  This same Lincoln likeness has appeared on our Group Histories and Membership Directories, and is used as the letterhead of our stationery.