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  • How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

    How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter
    A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to...
  • This Week in the Civil War

    This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, March 1: Lincoln's second inaugural address. Astride the momentum of a string of Northern battlefield victories, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in this week 150 years ago to a second term as U.S. president. Lincoln's...
  • Illinois historic sites earn national designation

     Illinois historic sites earn national designation
    You may pass them on the street without a second glance. But tucked throughout Illinois communities are islands of history brimming with lessons from the past. As a testament to their place in time, the National Register of Historic Places added 24...
  • Illinois sites joining National Register of Historic Places

    The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency released the following list Monday of 2014 additions to the National Register of Historic Places: —David Hall House, Lake Villa: Designed by Chicago architect Ralph Wesley Varney, the house is an...
  • Depot with Lincoln connection on national register

    A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the National Register of Historic Places. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the list Monday. The...
  • Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty

    Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty
    On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river....
  • Allen C. Guelzo: 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment slips past us

    Allen C. Guelzo: 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment slips past us
    As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War winds down toward its conclusion this spring, it's difficult not to look back on the four years of this sesquicentennial and wonder why it all seemed so lackluster. Unlike the centennial in 1961-65, Congress...
  • Lincoln warned of judicial overreach

    For Abraham Lincoln, the evil of the Dred Scott decision was not merely the expansion of slavery. It was that the decision threatened to undermine the basic principles of republican government precisely by establishing judicial supremacy in matters of...
  • Presentation On Gideon Welles Civil War Diary At Statehouse Tuesday

    Presentation On Gideon Welles Civil War Diary At Statehouse Tuesday
    GLASTONBURY — Civil War historians and enthusiasts will explore the diary of Gideon Welles Tuesday at the Old State House. Welles, the Glastonbury native who served as Secretary of the Navy under President Abraham Lincoln, will be showcased with a...
  • Can the GOP become a less-white party?

    Can the GOP become a less-white party?
    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: Three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Where were you 8 years ago today?

    Where were you 8 years ago today?
    Where are we in the presidential election cycle compared to the 2008 election (the last one where there was no incumbent running?) Well, exactly eight years ago today, I was in Springfield without about 15,000 other freezing souls to watch U.S. Sen...