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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Heartbreak In Hartford: From Union Saved To Lincoln Lost

    Heartbreak In Hartford: From Union Saved To Lincoln Lost
    Only five days before, Hartford was decked out in celebratory bunting, like every other city, town and hamlet across the North. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, had ended the Civil War, America'...
  • 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...
  • Lincoln's violent death and his legacy

    Lincoln's violent death and his legacy
    Abraham Lincoln was laughing at a punch line at a stage play when he was shot once in the back of the head. He never regained consciousness and died nine hours later. Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the day that John Wilkes Booth snuck into the...
  • Palos Heights woman hosts Springfield trip to commemorate Lincoln funeral

    Palos Heights woman hosts Springfield trip to commemorate Lincoln funeral
    Next month, thousands of people will head to Springfield to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Sherry Meyer, of Palos Heights, wants you to be there, too. Meyer, a historical geographer and founder of InSites...
  • 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...
  • Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

    Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
    A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen....
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...
  • 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 —...
  • 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. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...