Abraham Lincoln in His Own Words
More has been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other American, yet our view of him is dominated by a series of iconic images: the self-taught son of an illiterate farmer; the bearded man in the stovepipe hat; the savior of the Union; the Great Emancipator; the martyred leader. But what has made Lincoln such a great man? His letters and manuscripts allow us to understand his principles by drawing from his own words. Explore Abraham Lincoln’s legacy through documents written in his own hand.