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Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

There are many, many Internet sites that give more information on topics related to the Lincoln exhibit. We've picked a few in several different categories to get you started

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Online
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.

Abraham Lincoln Historic Photograph Archive
Collection of 35 Famous Historical Abraham Lincoln Photographs.

Abraham Lincoln Papers
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 contest.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Provides 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.

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Site sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association containing Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings in a searchable database.

Historical materials from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including writings and speeches. Searchable by bibliographic record and browseable 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.

Slavery and Abolition

Born in Slavery
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.

Frederick Douglass Papers
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, and publisher.

From 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 topics.

The End of Slavery: The Creation of the 13th Amendment
The Lincoln 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.

I 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.

Slaves 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

American Civil War Homepage
A comprehensive Civil War web site.

Civil War Maps
Over 2,000 maps, charts, and atlases depicting battles, troop positions and movements, engagements, and fortifications.

Selected Civil War Photographs
From the Library of Congress, search on "Abraham Lincoln" for photos of Lincoln and photos related to him.

Women of the American Civil War
Focuses on women of the Civil War, including Rose O'Neal Greenhow (Union spy), Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton.


Gettysburg National Military Park
Details about the Battle of Gettysburg, soldiers and what their lives were like, the museum collection and more.

Lincoln at Gettysburg
Virtual tour of Lincoln's trip to Gettysburg.

Civil War Era Culture and History

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
A wide-ranging web site with much material on 19th century culture and the Civil War.

Valley 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.

19th Century American Children and What They Read
Wonderful look at the books and magazines children read in the 1800s.

We'll 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.

Documenting 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.

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