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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Road to Lincoln's end ran through Baltimore

    Road to Lincoln's end ran through Baltimore
    From the night Abraham Lincoln secretly rode a train into Baltimore en route to his inauguration in 1861, through April 24, 1865, when his body lay in a coffin at the Merchant Exchange downtown, his fate was a tragedy largely written in Charm City —...
  • The Sun and President Lincoln

    The Sun and President Lincoln
    One hundred and fifty years ago, the editorial board of The Sun voiced "profound sorrow" at the "national calamity" of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It was a mournful expression of loss, not just for the man but for the potential he...
  • Land of Lincoln's grave situation dissed in National Geographic

    Land of Lincoln's grave situation dissed in National Geographic
    National Geographic says Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield "has all the historical character of an office lobby." That's harsh. But, as in a lot of state of Illinois facilities, there's a guy there who's done nothing for, like, 150 years. Olive...
  • Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?

    Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?
    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...
  • Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry

    Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry
    Near the end of his prose and poetry collection "Memoranda During the War," Walt Whitman contemplated the scope of carnage across the national landscape — "the dead, the dead, the dead — our dead."Those words, notes Richard S. Lowry in his new...
  • Wandering Eye: Why Hillary Clinton could benefit from Martin O'Malley, 'Trickle-Down Gentrification,' and more

    Wandering Eye: Why Hillary Clinton could benefit from Martin O'Malley, 'Trickle-Down Gentrification,' and more
    Jacobin Magazine's "Trickle-Down Gentrification" makes the larger point that for some reason needs constant repetition: that building lots and lots of luxury condos does not actually make life better—or housing cheaper—for most of us. But...
  • After Lincoln's death, a new fight for freedom

    After Lincoln's death, a new fight for freedom
    On the morning Abraham Lincoln died from an assassin's bullet, noted abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison was gloating by the Charleston, S.C., grave of John C. Calhoun, the original philosopher of secession. On that April 15, 1865, Garrison reportedly...
  • The Great Emancipator and the camera

    When Chrysler Museum of Art American Art Curator Alex Mann began thinking about a new exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, he knew the museum's nationally known photography collection would give him a lot to...
  • Leonard Pitts: Bitterness, pain from 150 years ago recalled

    On the day after the April 9, 1865, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. He was acceding to the wishes of citizens who had gathered to serenade their president in this...
  • Chicago part of Park Service's plan to mark Lincoln funeral train

    Chicago part of Park Service's plan to mark Lincoln funeral train
    The National Park Service plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession from Washington, D.C., to Springfield with events in Chicago and other cities spanning mid-April to early May. Commemorations starting this month...
  • Discovery Museum hosts 'An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln'

    Discovery Museum hosts 'An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln'
    April marks the beginning of spring, but it also marks an important time in America's history — the end of the Civil War in 1865. Lake County Discovery Museum will be hosting a few events to commemorate the important period of history that took...