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Articles with keyword "Abraham Lincoln"

Civil War-era group portrait of blacks near the James River in Virginia

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Reading the Civil War

The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.

Conversation

History Unfiltered

Entrepreneur and onetime gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman talks to NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Abraham Lincoln’s pivotal speech in 1854.

Ednote

Editor's Note, January/February 2009

In the 1995 Hollywood movie Copycat, the killer tells Sigourney Weaver’s character, “Did you know, Helen, that there are more books written about Jack the Ripper than Abraham Lincoln?” Hardly

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial

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Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

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Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

Ann Thompson

In Focus

Oklahoma’s Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.

Image of Virginia Carter of the Kentucky Humanities Council

In Focus

Kentucky’s Virginia Carter

Virginia Carter promotes her state's history with Chautauqua.

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The War 150 Years Later

As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.

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"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.

Curio

Ties That Bind

By June 1886, traveling by rail in the U.S.