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EIU Teaching with Primary Sources

Teaching with Lincoln


Additional Abraham Lincoln Resources

Some of the resources we located simply don't fit into the timeline. These resources often address a larger concept or idea. Please feel free to let us know about additional resources to include!

Abraham Lincoln Primary Source Set - from the Library of Congress Learning Page
Abraham Lincoln Web Guide

Lincoln and the Arts

Interesting Correspondence


Lincoln the Lawyer

  • Reconstructing Lincoln's Law Practice: National Endowment for the Humanities. This article written by Paulette W. Campbell for Humanities Magazine provides background on some of the legal cases Lincoln represented.

  • Matson Slave Case: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, a publication of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. In the Matson slave case Abraham Lincoln represented a slave owner who brought his slaves from Kentucky to work on his property in Coles County, Illinois. This website is a database of Lincoln's law cases. In the main subject index the Matson Slave Case then hit search to find out more about this case.

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