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Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it in his love of justice.”– Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854

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Mary Todd: The Wife

“Well,” said Mr. Lincoln, “I feel about that a good deal as a man whom I call Jones,” whom I once knew, did about his wife. He was one of your meek men, and had the reputation of being badly henpecked. At last, one day his wife was seen…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

James Gordon Bennett delivered horsewhipping with his pen.

Changes in the White House

Changes in the White House

Mary Todd Lincoln determined that the White House would be a national showpiece in order to disarm their critics.

John Hay (1838-1905)

John Hay (1838-1905)

Assistant Private Secretary to Abraham Lincoln, who co-authored 10-volume “Abraham Lincoln: A History.”

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