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[2] Fehrenbacher, Donald. “Only His Stepchildren:  Lincoln and the Negro.”  Civil War History, 20 (1974): 309-310.

[3] Lightner, David.  “Abraham Lincoln and the Ideal of Equality.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Vol. 75 No. 4 (1982): 291. Web.

[4] Bennett, Lerone.  Before the Mayflower:  A History of Black America.  New York: Penguin, 1993.  192. Web

[5] Frederickson, George. “A Man but Not a Brother:  Abraham Lincoln and Racial Equality.” Journal of Southern History, 41 (1975): 58.

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March 3, 1837

Protest on Slavery

September 17, 1841

Letter to Mary Speed

October 3, 1845

Letter to Williamson Durley

July 6, 1852

Eulogy on Henry Clay

{ 2 }

October 16, 1854

Speech at Peoria, Illinois

June 26, 1857

Speech at Springfield, Illinois

August 21 to October 15, 1858

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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July 22, 1862 to January 1, 1863

Drafts of the Emancipation Proclamation

August 3, 1863

Letter to General Nathaniel Banks

April 11, 1865

Lincoln's Last Public Address