Teaching Lincoln with Primary Sources

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Library of Congress Resources | Primary Source Set

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Teaching about President Lincoln with Primary Sources Resource Booklet Primary Source Set


Primary Source Set

This Primary Source Set is merely a sample of resources from the digitized collections of the Library of Congress.

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Lincoln’s Funeral Procession
on Pennsylvania Avenue.
American Memory

 President Lincoln’s
box at Ford’s Theater.
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Ford’s Theater with guards posted at entrance and
crepe draped from windows.
American Memory

 Rocking chair used
by President Lincoln
in Ford’s Theater.
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 Abraham Lincoln’s home with many people standing
on the sidewalk
and in the yard in front of it.
American Memory

Abraham Lincoln,
George Brinton McClellan and
other soldiers at their
camp on the
Potomac River.
American Memory

Abraham Lincoln
without a beard.
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 Abraham Lincoln,
head-and-shoulders portrait,
facing front.
Prints and Photographs
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 Grace Bedell to
Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, October 18, 1860.
American Memory.

 Abraham Lincoln to
Grace Bedell, Friday,
October 19, 1860.
American Memory.

 Vote for Abraham:
Campaign song of
‘64/by Union.
American Memory

 Map showing distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States. American Memory

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Abraham Lincoln and
his Emancipation
Proclamation.
America’s Library

 Poem,
“My Child-hood Home
I See Again.”
American Memory

U.S. War Depart-
ment, Washington,
April 20, 1865. $100,000 reward!
Exhibits

 Honest old Abe
on the Stump.
Prints and Photographs
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Teaching with Primary Sources
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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7857

Director: Cindy Rich, Ph.D.  


 

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