Lost to History: Abraham Lincoln’s Act to Encourage Immigration

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Lost to History: Abraham Lincoln’s Act to Encourage Immigration By: Jason H. Silverman Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that anything Abraham Lincoln did was lost to history.  But historians have overlooked one of President Lincoln’s signature pieces of legislation, The Act to Encourage Immigration, July 4th, 1864, the first, last, and only major law in […]

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Interview with Jason Emerson Regarding his new book, “Mary Lincoln for The Ages”

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Interview with Jason Emerson Regarding his new book, “Mary Lincoln for The Ages” Sara Gabbard:  Your book is defined as “an analytical bibliography.”  Please explain how you chose this particular approach. Jason Emerson: This approach — this entire book, in fact — really just came about organically. While I was preparing for publication an edition […]

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The Intellectual Milieu of Abraham Lincoln

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The Intellectual Milieu of Abraham Lincoln By Allen C. Guelzo Abraham Lincoln was not a philosopher, or even what we might today call an intellectual. “Politics were Lincoln’s life,” William Henry Herndon told Jesse Weik in 1887, “and newspapers were his food.” Yet, in almost the same breath, Herndon acknowledged that “we used to discuss […]

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200 Years Later

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210 Years Later By Ed Breen The Lincoln Memorial, Ed Breen In February of this year, we marked the 210th birthday anniversary of America’s secular saint, Abraham Lincoln, although it can be hard to separate it from the car, furniture, carpet and indoor spa sales that have somehow become barnacles on the birthday cake. And […]

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Interview with Jay Winik

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Interview with Jay Winik by Sara Gabbard Cover of April 1865: The Month that Saved America, by Jay Winik, 2001 71.2009.084.13230 Sara Gabbard: Your book April 1865: The Month that Saved America is a “must read” for those intent on understanding the ramifications of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and the aftermath […]

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Edwin McMasters Stanton

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Edwin McMasters Stanton by Frank J. Williams Edwin M. Stanton, 1861 LN-2113 Edwin McMasters Stanton was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on December 19, 1814. On the eve of achieving his life’s dream, chronic asthma caused his death on December 24, 1869. His lifelong struggle with poor health also contributed to his volatile temper, as did […]

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An Interview with Harold Holzer on “Monument Man”

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An Interview with Harold Holzer regarding his new book, Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French [“As one of the foremost living authorities on Abraham Lincoln, Harold Holzer has long straddled the crossroads of history and art with his own inimitable brand of scholarship.  Not surprisingly, in this grandly illustrated and beautifully written […]

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