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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Woodrow Wilson's legacy [Letter]

    Woodrow Wilson's legacy [Letter]
    Fred Rasmussen's "Back Story" articles always shine through to readers of The Sun. "When Woodrow Wilson lived here" (Jan. 31) had a special brightness — this story of a brilliant scholar whose interest in the academics of government evolved from...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Letters: History lessons from the silver screen

    Re "Better history through storytelling," Opinion, Feb. 3 Nicholas Meyer thinks that "no one learns history (or civics, remember them?) anymore." He blames the "dismantled" school system and says movies that are based on history but alter facts are...
  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
  • "Abe Lincoln" visits John Marshall Elementary

    "Abe Lincoln" visits John Marshall Elementary
    Abraham Lincoln paid a visit to students at John Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday in the form of actor J.P. Wammack, who told second graders of the early life, presidency and assassination of the nation’s 16th president. PHOTOS: Abraham...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion in Civil War Hampton Roads

    Forging Lincoln's black legion in Civil War Hampton Roads
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat. But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
  • Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun

    "The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration. It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
  • Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood

    Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood
    Near twenty years have passed away Since here I bid farewell To woods and fields, and scenes of play, And playmates loved so well…. From "My Childhood Home I See Again," by Abraham Lincoln, 1846 LINCOLN CITY, Ind. — Abe Lincoln...
  • Bessie Louise Pierce: Gatekeeper to Chicago history

    Bessie Louise Pierce: Gatekeeper to Chicago history
    The bookshelves in the apartment where I grew up in Old Town were heavy with history, most specifically with books about the history of Chicago. Among the best, the very best, were three very thick books handsomely bound in blue and written by Bessie...
  • Drawing the line on Obama haters

    If you thought political rhetoric had sunk as low as it could, think again. We've never seen as much hate speech directed against any president as the vitriol unleashed by extremists every day against President Obama. Of course, he's hardly the first...
  • Schools Must Keep Common Core On Track

    Concern over the implementation of the Common Core standards in schools and new teacher evaluations seemed to boil over in January, helped by a critical op-ed written by one of my middle school teachers, Elizabeth A. Natale, that reached hundreds of...