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A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems.”– Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, September 30, 1859

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Hearse-Horse

This story was about a man who hoped to become county judge, and hired a horse and buggy from his neighbor, a liveryman, in order to drive to the nominating convention held in a town some sixteen miles away. He asked the livery-stable keeper…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

Dred Scott

Dred Scott

The second major upheaval in Mr. Lincoln’s and the nation’s attitude toward slavery was the Supreme Court’s decision on the Dred Scott case.

Ira Harris (1802-1875)

Ira Harris (1802-1875)

New York Senator Ira Harris was among President Lincoln’s “most frequent evening visitors,” wrote Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas.  His frequent presence made him privy to the President’s patronage so much so that the President once claimed that he looked underneath his bed each night to check if Senator Harris was there, seeking another patronage favor…

Abraham Lincoln and Iowa

Abraham Lincoln and Iowa

Abraham Lincoln spent only three days in Iowa, but he made a permanent mark on the state and its economy.

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