This is the grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Born in 1784 in what is today Mineral County, West Virginia, Nancy Hanks was probably an illegitimate birth and was raised by her grandparents, who were relat
This is the grave of John Wilkes Booth. There’s really no need for a biography of Booth. All I can really say is that it was extremely weird to visit this spot. I have seen the graves of some ve
No regular grave will do for Halloween. Thus, this is the tomb of Abraham Lincoln. There is no reason to go over Lincoln’s biography. Just a few general points and then everyone can go for it. 1
Were you waiting with baited breath for Julian Assange’s thoughts about Abraham Lincoln? I don't get it. If the buck stops with the President Isn't Lincoln the worst? Surely more tools t
Above: Birney or Bust An essay from a historian on how the electoral college facilitates minority rule and should be abolished. Sixteen years earlier, the defense of majority rule was far less urgent.
It’s almost hard to believe Abraham Lincoln survived until 1865 given the hate he engendered among northern racists. While we can certainly argue that Lincoln was not that radical compared to Ch
On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared slaves in all parts of the U.S. in rebellion free on January 1, 1863 if they did not rejoin the Un
Look, if you have mainstream Republicans looking to return the nation to the next Gilded Age, it only makes sense that really crazy right-wingers would be longing wistfully for the earlier period of s