How did a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience become the savior of the Union? To truly appreciate Abraham Lincoln’s significance, it is essential to look at the original sources, the letters, speeches, and other documents that he wrote. Only in this way can we begin to appreciate the difficult decisions that he made as president. This collection of annotated primary sources uses letters, images, and other first-person documents to address the fascinating issues raised by Lincoln’s life. This volume features the CD Mr. Lincoln’s War, which contains audio tracks of letters and songs as well as a selection of Civil War photographs, organized thematically.
Each volume of the History in a Box series includes:
- A resource book with annotated primary sources, artwork, maps, discussion questions, and a list of additional resources; accompanied by an electronic version of the book on CD-ROM
- A sequential set of posters of documents and illustrations
- 8 to 10 portrait placards of key individuals
- A timeline
- Lectures by eminent historians (DVD)
- Music and/or dramatic readings of letters from the period (CD)