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We do not want to dissolve the Union; you shall not.”– Speech at Galena, August 1, 1856

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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

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

Abraham Lincoln's Beautiful Face

Abraham Lincoln’s Beautiful Face

We remember his grave face in granite and marble. Friends remembered Abraham Lincoln”s face differently. His ””expression in repose was sad and dull; but his ever-recurring humor, at short intervals, flashed forth with the brilliancy of an electric light,”” recalled Adjutant-General James B. Fry…

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass led an unusual life.

The great exhibition of 1860

The Great Exhibition of 1860

The artist satirizes the antislavery orientation of the Republican platform./p>

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