Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln
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From his humble beginnings in a log cabin to his brave leadership and tragic assassination, Abraham Lincoln rose to legendary status in American history. With a weary nation in the midst of turmoil and change, Lincoln relied on eloquent words to inspire his people and give them strength. Here, his most memorable, moving speeches and writings come together for the modern reader. We have the words he offered as inspiration, direction, and comfort during the tumultuous years of his presidency. The Emancipation Proclamation, announcing slavery's end. The Gettysburg address, rousing the Union to keep up its dedication in the face of grim losses in the Civil War. These are words that have stood the test of time and great trials, words as immortal and recognizable as the Lincoln memorial itself.
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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of ...Back to top
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