Richard Carwardine

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Richard Carwardine in July 2010 during the Gilder-Lehrman "Age of Lincoln" seminar at St. Catherine's College

Richard Carwardine (born 12 January 1947) FBA FRHistS FLSW is President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford[1] and was formerly Rhodes Professor of American History at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Before this he was Professor of American History at the University of Sheffield. He specialises in the early years of the American Republic and the American Civil War. His best-known work is the 2004 book Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, a political biography which particularly focuses on how Abraham Lincoln mobilised evangelical Protestants to gain support for the Union and emancipation; this book won the Lincoln Prize. Carwardine is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.


  • Carwardine, Richard. Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America, 1790-1865. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1978. ISBN 0-313-20308-3 OCLC 4037176
  • Carwardine, Richard. Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-300-05413-0 OCLC 26931100
  • Carwardine, Richard. Abraham Lincoln and the Fourth Estate: The White House and the Press During the American Civil War. [Reading]: University of Reading, 2004. ISBN 0-704-91197-3 OCLC 61810490
  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. ISBN 1-400-04456-1 OCLC 60421093
  • Carwardine, Richard, and Jay Sexton. The Global Lincoln. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 019537911X OCLC 666242533


  1. ^ "Corpus Christi College Oxford - President and Fellows". Retrieved 2014-05-01. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Tim Lankester
President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Succeeded by