Reading between the Texts: Benjamin Thomas's 'Abraham Lincoln' and Stephen Oates's 'With Malice Toward None'

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This essay, previously published in the 'Journal of Information Ethics' (1994) is the one that ignited the Stephen B. Oates plagiarism scandal; that story is fully told in the companion book, 'Dishonest Abe Scholarship.' 'Reading between the Texts' is an analysis of parallels between the two Lincoln biographies of the title, arguing that Oates's book was in parts written out of Thomas's, without acknowledgement of the former's work.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Information Ethics
StatePublished - 1994


  • Lincoln
  • biography
  • plagiarism


  • Literature in English, North America
  • Other American Studies
  • United States History

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