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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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“Gentlemen, when I was a young man I used to know very well one Joe Wilson, who built himself a log-cabin not far from where I lived. Joe was very fond of eggs and chickens, and he took a good deal of pains in fitting up a poultry bed. Having…

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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

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

In this cartoon, Lincoln is consoling Douglas.

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

This cartoon mocks the election of 1860.

President Lincoln and Patronage

President Lincoln and Patronage

In regard to the patronage sought with so much eagerness and jealousy, I have prescribed for myself the maxim Fairness to all…

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