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Savior of the Union

Perhaps Lincoln’s most enduring legacy has been his reputation as “Savior of the Union.”  Most Americans venerate him as the essential president –the one who saved the nation at its moment of greatest peril.  But in the classroom, that marble image can take a significant beating as teachers and students find themselves arguing over Lincoln’s […]

Understanding Lincoln –Project Gallery

Here are some of the very best projects submitted in recent years by participants who joined the “Understanding Lincoln,” online graduate course.  This course, organized around our site “Lincoln’s Writings,” is jointly sponsored by the House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Please feel free to share these special multi-media […]

Contributing Editors

The following people have contributed a wide range of editorial content to the Lincoln’s Writings site.  You can view their particular contributions by clicking on their names below.  All of these editors have been graduate student participants in Matthew Pinsker’s “Understanding Lincoln,” online course from the Gilder Lehrman Institute, or undergraduate students in Pinsker’s American history classes at Dickinson […]

Lincoln’s Writings and State Standards

Overview Most states adopted their own History or Social Studies standards or expectations for learning objectives.  The National History Education Clearinghouse maintains a useful and searchable database of these standards.   “Searchable” in this case is quite helpful, because it allows us to seek out “Abraham Lincoln” in various standards.  You can check out those […]

Teacher Resources

Common Core Lincoln and War Powers from Spielberg’s Lincoln (Matthew Pinsker) Lincoln and the Suspension of Civil Liberties (Tammie Senders) AP US History Lincoln and Civil Liberties (Evan Oftedal) Dictator or Defender (Cynthia Smith) Change or Stay the Course (Michael VanWambeke)


Matthew Pinsker serves as the principal writer and curator for the “Lincoln and War Powers” online exhibition. His work on this project has been made possible by generous institutional support from the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College, Dickinson College and the New America Foundation. This exhibition is part of Lincoln’s Writings: The Multi-Media Edition, a […]

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