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Markham, Edwin (1852-1940) Lincoln, the Man of the People

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01367 Author/Creator: Markham, Edwin (1852-1940) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed document signed Date: 1932 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.5 x 21.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed and dated poem by Markham. Document states that this poem was chosen to be read at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in 1922. President Warren G. Harding delivered the address and the author read his poem. "Up from log cabin to the Capital, One fire was on his spirit, one resolve,- To send the keen ax to the root of wrong, Clearing a free way for the feel of God, The eyes of conscience testing every stroke, To make his deed the measure of a man." Copyrighted 1900, 1919.

Background Information:

People: Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PoetryLiterature and Language ArtsPresidentCivil WarWashington, D.C.MonumentMorality and Ethics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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