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Father Abraham

“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 […]

Letter to the King of Siam (February 3, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Sara Combs Ranking #128 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I appreciate most highly Your Majesty’s tender of good offices in forwarding to this Government a stock from which a supply of elephants might be raised on our own soil. This Government would not […]

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 Historical Thinking

Nobody owns the phrase “historical thinking,” but the power of this idea for organizing expectations in the modern-day American K-12 classroom owes a great deal to set of determined scholars such as Sam Wineburg from Stanford University.  Wineburg and his colleagues at the Stanford History Education Group have developed a series of fantastic resources for […]

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