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All creation is a mine, and every man a miner.”– Lecture on Discoveries, Inventions and Improvements, February 22, 1859

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Lincoln Reading

At one time when very lively scenes were being enacted in West Virginia, a Union general allowed himself and his command to be drawn into a dangerous position, from which it was feared he would be unable to extricate himself without the loss of…

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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

The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

The Civil War was a war of contradictions. The South seceded to perpetuate slavery and instead ended up destroying it. North vowed not to interfere with slavery and won sufficient support to kill it. Unlike many abolitionists, President Lincoln understood he couldn’t eliminate slavery without first saving the union…

Running the machine

Running the “machine”

A scathing attack on the ineptness and military ineffectualness of the Lincoln administration.

Honest old Abe on the Stump

Honest old Abe on the Stump

This cartoon contrasts Lincoln’s modest posture in 1858 with his confident appearance at the 1860 Illinois Republican ratifying convention.

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