Ed Bradley vita

Ed Bradley vita

Edward A. Bradley
Assistant Editor
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
National Archives
Washington, DC

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Ph.D., American History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998 (Dissertation: “Forgotten Filibusters: Private Hostile Expeditions from the United States into Spanish Texas, 1812-1821”).

B.A., History, Lafayette College, 1991, Magna Cum Laude.


Professional Experience

Assistant Editor, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, 2006-present.

Assistant Editor, The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., 2005-2006.

Research Associate, Harpweek, LLC, 1999-2004.

Adjunct Professor of History, The College of New Jersey, 1999.

Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997-1998.




The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr, Volume III: NAACP Labor Secretary and Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, ed., Denton Watson. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007 (Assistant Editor).


On Lincoln's Mind: Leading the Nation to the Gettysburg Address. Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2013 (co-editor).


“An Ex-President Views the Civil War: Franklin Pierce and the Lincoln Administration,” Lincoln Herald 112 (Summer 2010): 96-111.

“Fighting for Texas: James Long, the Adams-Onís Treaty, and the Monroe Administration,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 102 (January 1999): 323-42.

The House, the Beast, and the Bloody Shirt: The Doorkeeper Controversy of 1878,” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 3 (January 2004): 15-34.

Essays & Reviews

Review of Jimmy L. Bryan Jr., More Zeal than Discretion: The Westward Adventures of Walter P. Lane.  In Journal of Southern History 76 (February 2010): 147-48.

Cynthia Clarke Northrup and Elaine C. Turney, eds. Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History, 3 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.  S. v. “John Henninger Regan,” 1:316-17.

Leonard Schlup and James G. Ryan, eds., Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2003. S.vv. “George Sewall Boutwell,” 56; “Charles Foster,” 172; “Wade Hampton,” 213; “Daniel Manning,” 295; “Pago Pago Naval Station,” 351-52.

Review of Edward Steers Jr., Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated with Our Greatest President and Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Did Lincoln Own Slaves? And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln.  In Ohio Valley History, 8 (Fall 2008): 78-81.



“Civil War Patronage in the West: Abraham Lincoln’s Appointment of William Jayne as Governor of the Dakota Territory,” paper presented at Forty-First Annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains: Abraham Lincoln Looks West, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 2009.

“The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: An Editor’s Perspective,” presentation at Forty-First Annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains: Abraham Lincoln Looks West, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 2009.

“Franklin Pierce and the Lincoln Administration,” paper presented at New England Historical Association, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2008.

“Why James Long Went to Texas,” Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, 1999.



Stephen F. Austin Fellowship, University of Texas-Austin, 2000.

The Presídío La Bahía Award, Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Spanish Colonial Texas History, The Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1999.

Class of 1910 Prize for Achievement in History, Lafayette College, 1991.

On Lincoln's Mind

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