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The world is agreed that labor is the source from which human wants are mainly supplied. There is no dispute upon that point.”– Speech before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, September 30, 1859

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Chase and the Chin Fly

“My brother and I were once ploughing corn n a Kentucky farm, I driving the horse, and he holding the plough. The horse was lazy; abut on one occasion he rushed across the field so that I, with long legs, could scarcely keep pace with him. On…

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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

August Belmont (1816-1890)

August Belmont (1816-1890)

The group of New York Democrats with whom August Belmont was associated was called the “Silk Stockings.”

George B. McClellan (1826-1885)

George B. McClellan (1826-1885)

“McClellan’s engaging personality, moreover, was not without its wonted effect, for it stirred the great heart in the White House to a feeling of friendliness quite apart from mere official support.”

Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War

Mr. Lincoln juggled conflicting pressures and politicians on the issue of slavery.

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