“We are coming, Father Abraham, Three Hundred Thousand More.” This was the memorable opening line of an 1862 poem (and later popular song) by James Sloan Gibbons that signified the enthusiasm of some in the North for President Lincoln’s decisive call for more troops after more than a year of Civil War. Lincoln was father […]
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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 […]
At Quora, the social question & answer website, we have posted the following essential question to help teachers and students organize their thoughts on some of the documents within the Father Abraham theme: How did Lincoln’s own contemporaries respond to his leadership? You can view (and vote) on all of the answers to this question […]