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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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Lincoln Reading
A Little Light

“A benighted wayfarer having lost his way somewhere amidst the wilds of our Northwestern frontiers, the embarrassments of his position were increased by a furious tempest which suddenly burst upon him. To add to the discomforts 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

Great and astonishing trick of Old Abe, the Western juggler

Great and astonishing trick of Old Abe, the Western juggler

President Lincoln is portrayed as a circus magician attempting to swallow the sword of war.

Black Soldiers

Black Soldiers

In almost every town of any size there were large numbers of Negroes who sought service in the Union army; failing to be enlisted they bided their time and did whatever they could to assist.

Domestic Reaction

Domestic Reaction

Bells rang out their joyous peals over all New England and over New York, over the mountains of Pennsylvania, across the prairies of the West, even to the infant settlements skirting the base of the Rocky Mountains.

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