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The ant who has toiled and dragged a crumb to his nest will furiously defend the fruit of his labor against whatever robber assails him. So plain that the most dumb and stupid slave that ever toiled for a master does constantly known that he is wronged.”– Fragment on Slavery, circa July 1, 1854

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Mr. Hunter, you ought to know a great deal more about this matter than I do, for you have always lived under the slave system. But the way you state the case reminds me of an Illinois farmer who was not over-fond of work, but was an adept in…

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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

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner presented his ideas of “state suicide” in resolutions he presented to Congress in February 1862.

The National Game

The National Game

John Bell, Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge, and Abraham Lincoln are on the baseball field.

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

Though the Emancipation Proclamation may be the most celebrated event in Abraham Lincoln’s life…

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