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Articles about Abraham Lincoln in The Atlantic Monthly

"Lincoln's Greatest Speech?", by Garry Wills (September, 1999)
Frederick Douglass called it "a sacred effort," and Lincoln himself thought that his Second Inaugural, which offered a theodicy of the Civil War, was better than the Gettysburg Address

"Lincoln Speaks," by James M. McPherson (December, 1996)
A review of The Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln.

"A Passive President?", by James M. McPherson (November, 1995)
A rich one-volume biography of the touchstone of American greatness.

"On Abortion: A Lincolnian Position," by George McKenna (September, 1995)
Principled, yet pragmatic, Lincoln's stand on slavery offers a basis for a new politics of civility that is at once anti-abortion and pro-choice.

"Abe Lincoln, Country Lawyer," by Benjamin P. Thomas (February, 1954)
"In Lincoln's early manhood, while the law provided bread and butter, politics became his life."

"New Light on Lincoln's Boyhood," by Arthur E. Morgan (February, 1920)
"Many people have asked how it could come to pass that Lincoln, growing up in a mean environment, and lacking culture and education, could become 'the first American,' and interpreter of democracy to all the world."

From Atlantic Unbound:

Flashback: "Rhetoric of Freedom," (September, 1999)
Atlantic articles by Emerson and Frederick Douglass comment on Lincoln's greatest decision, and his greatest legacy.

Flashback: "American President," (February 20, 1997)
A collection of articles about Presidents and the Presidency.

Related links:

The Gettysburg Address
An online exhibit by the Library of Congress.

Abraham Lincoln Online
"This non-profit site is a clearinghouse of information about [Abraham Lincoln], offering selected speeches and writings, and news of Lincoln studies and events."

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Posted by the Abraham Lincoln Association, a group dedicated to research and writing about Abraham Lincoln.

"Lincoln," by John Vance Cheney (February, 1909)
A Poem.

"Recollections of Lincoln," by Henry Villard (February, 1904)
"I must say frankly that, although I found him most approachable, good-natured, and full of wit and humor, I could not take a real personal liking to the man."

"Franklin, Washington, Lincoln," by Horace Elisha Scudder (November, 1889)
The season has brought us a distinct reminder of the great American triumvirate of fame in three notable biographic works.


Some speeches by Abraham Lincoln:

The First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1861)

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 1862)

The Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)

The Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)

The Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1865)


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