There are many,
many Internet sites that give more information on topics related
to the Forever Free exhibit. We've picked a few in several
different categories to get you started.
Click on one
of the subjects above to move through the list quickly. Or just
scroll down to browse.
A master list of web sites related to Lincoln and his era.
A comprehensive web site with a daily Lincoln quotation; this
week in Lincoln's life (keyed to the present date); latest Lincoln
news; book lists; speeches; Lincoln museums and libraries across
the country; resources for teachers and students, including
essay contests and Lincoln web sites from schools.
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
other sites, a timeline, images and more. (Site no longer active)
Lincoln Historic Photograph Archive
Collection of 35 Famous Historical Abraham Lincoln Photographs.
20,000 items including Lincoln's incoming and outgoing correspondence
and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material.
Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation,
his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and
his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of
being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential
Lincoln Research Site
a biography, vignettes of many incidents in his life (including
his possible romance with Ann Rutledge), a description of his
marriage to Mary Todd, biographies of his sons, a timeline of
his life, extensive coverage of his assassination, photographs,
documents, trivia, bibliography, and many related links.
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Site sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association containing
Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings in a
Historical materials from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861),
including writings and speeches. Searchable by bibliographic
record and browsable by material type (text, image, video,
and audio), Historical Themes, and categories within Lincoln's
Biography.From the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization
Project, based at Northern Illinois University.
Devoted to research into Central Pennsylvania's African American
history. Includes information on enslavement, the underground
railroad, and much more.
Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938,
contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and
500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
The Library of Congress papers of the 19th century African-American
abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own
freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer,
Slavery to Freedom
The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909. 397 pamphlets
from the Library of Congress, published from 1824 through 1909,
by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery,
African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related
End of Slavery: The Creation of the 13th Amendment
Prize winning HarpWeek, offers this site free to those interested
in the nation's transition from slavery to freedom. The narrative
begins with unsuccessful efforts to reach a compromise on
the slavery issue in the winter of 1860-1861 and continues
through the various plans offered or enacted by President
Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Congress, and Union generals during
the Civil War, including Lincoln's famous Emancipation Proclamation.
Will be Heard: Abolitionism in America
A well-organized, content-rich site with a wide range of information.
Includes profiles of prominent abolitionists, slave narratives,
and background on the Emancipation Proclamation. From Cornell
University's Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections.
and the Courts, 1740-1860
A Library of Congress collection which contains just over 100
pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning
the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American
slaves in the American colonies and the United States.
Civil War Hompage
A comprehensive Civil War web site.
Caricatures Pertaining to the Civil War
Caricatures and cartoons reproduced from original lithographs
published from 1865 to 1872.
maps, charts, and atlases depicting battles, troop positions
and movements, engagements, and fortifications.
of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Civil War Photographs
From the Library of Congress, search on "Abraham Lincoln" for
photos of Lincoln and photos related to him.
of the American Civil War
Focuses on women of the Civil War, including Rose O'Neal Greenhow
(Union spy), Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton.
War Era Culture and History
Lehrman Institute of American History
A wide-ranging web site with much material on 19th century culture
and the Civil War.
Time of the Lincolns
Created by PBS to go along with the Abraham and Mary Lincoln:
A House Divided series.
of the Shadow
This University of Virginia project takes two communities, one
Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American
Civil War.It is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources
for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta
County, VA, and Franklin County, PA.
Quakery to Bacteriology
University of Toledo Libraries exhibit, From Quackery to
Bacteriology: The Emergence of Modern Medicine in 19th Century
America includes sections on Civil War medicine.
Dixon Line's Civil War Recipes -1
Dixon Line's Civil War Recipes -2
19th Century Recipes including recipes for hardtack, Johnny
cakes, rabbit soup, and home remedies taken from cook books
of the era.
Century American Children and What They Read
Wonderful look at the books and magazines children read in the
Talks about games and toys of the period.
Sing to Abe Our Song!
Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from
the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana at the Library
of Congress includes more than two hundred sheet-music compositions
that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music.
the American South
A comprehensive site of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. Contains slave narratives, complete documents by
Frederick Douglass, documents from The Southern Homefront 1861-1865,
and many others.