Half Title Page.
1: Early Life and Career.
2: Abraham Lincoln's Autobiographies.
3: Osborn H. Oldroyd's Summary of Lincoln's Life.
4: Stepmother Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln on His Childhood.
5: Stepsister Matilda Johnston Moore on Her Older Stepbrother.
6: Cousin Dennis Hanks on Lincoln's Early Life.
7: John Hanks Reminisces about His Younger Cousin.
8: Clarissa Tuft Vannattin Tells How Lincoln Helped Her Sister.
9: Horace Greeley on Lincoln's Education.
10: James C. Ambrose on “Choosing ‘Abe’ Captain”.
11: Best Friend Joshua Speed on Lincoln's Early Career.
12: Fellow Lawyer and Friend Leonard Swett Recounts Two Versions of Meeting Lincoln.
13: Hamilton Wright Mabie on Lincoln as a Man of Letters.
14: “Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?” by William Knox.
15: “My Child-Hood Home I See Again” by Abraham Lincoln.
16: Correspondence between Joshua Speed and Lincoln about Their Marriages.
17: Ida M. Tarbell on Lincoln's Rise in National Stature.
18: Correspondence between Grace Bedell and Lincoln about His Beard.
19: Lincoln's Farewell to the Citizens of Springfield.
20: The 16th President: Great Emancipator and Commander-in-Chief.
21: James Russell Lowell on Lincoln as President.
22: Nathaniel Hawthorne on Meeting Lincoln.
23: “We Are Coming Father Abraham, or, Three Hundred Thousand More: Inscribed to Our Volunteers” by James Sloan Gibbons.
24: James Shrigley Recalls Lincoln Appointing Him Hospital Chaplain.
25: Thomas T. Eckert Remembers Lincoln at the War Department.
26: The Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Congratulates Lincoln on Emancipation.
27: Frederick Douglass Recalls Emancipation Day.
28: Correspondence between President Lincoln and the Chicago Sanitary Commission.
29: Francis B. Carpenter on Painting The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation.
30: James Abram Garfield on the Emancipation Proclamation.
31: “The Emancipation Group” by John Greenleaf Whittier.
32: E. W. Andrews Accompanies Lincoln to Gettysburg.
33: Jacob Hoke on Lincoln at Gettysburg.
34: Excerpt from “The Gettysburg Ode” by Bayard Taylor.
35: Harriet Beecher Stowe Shares Her Impressions of Lincoln.
36: Sojourner Truth on Meeting Lincoln.
37: Joshua Speed Remembers One of His Last Visits with Lincoln.
38: Elizabeth Keckley Remembers Lincoln's Second Inaugural.
39: William H. Crook on Lincoln's Trip to Richmond Near the War's End.
40: A News Account of Lincoln's Visit to Richmond.
41: Charles Carleton Coffin Describes the President's Entry into Richmond.
42: A Report on the “Ax Incident”.
43: The Man Behind the Legend.
44: Elizabeth Keckley Describes Some Domestic Scenes.
45: Noah Brooks and William H. Crook on Lincoln and Tad.
46: Francis B. Carpenter Describes Lincoln's Love of Shakespeare.
47: Leonard Wells Volk on Sculpting Lincoln.
48: “On the Life-Mask of Abraham Lincoln” by Richard Watson Gilder.
49: David R. Locke Recounts Conversations with Lincoln.
50: Henry Villard Describes Lincoln's Storytelling.
51: Albert B. Chandler on Lincoln's Hair and Newsboys.
52: Henry Clay Whitney Relates a Lincoln Quip about Weighty Men.
53: Alexander K. McClure Shares Popular Anecdotes about Lincoln.
54: The Death of Lincoln.
55: William H. Crook Remembers Lincoln's Last Day.
56: Walt Whitman Describes the Scene of the Assassination.
57: Edwin M. Stanton Gives a First-Hand Account of Lincoln's Assassination.
58: Maunsell B. Field Describes the Night of Lincoln's Death.
59: Elizabeth Keckley on Hearing of His Death.
60: “The Sorrow of the People” from the Chicago Tribune.
61: Americans Recall Where They Were: Caroline Richards, Lucretia Mott, and Jane Addams.
62: “The Death of Lincoln” by William Cullen Bryant.
63: Eulogy by Ralph Waldo Emerson, April 19, 1865.
64: Eulogy by Henry Ward Beecher, April 23, 1865.
65: Eulogy by Phillips Brooks, April 23, 1865.
66: Eulogy by Seth Sweetser, April 23, 1865.
67: Eulogy by Matthew Simpson, May 4, 1865.
68: Eulogy by Charles Sumner, June 1, 1865.
69: From “Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration” by James Russell Lowell.
70: Poems by Walt Whitman.
71: Tributes and Legacy.
72: Remembrance by Mary Todd Lincoln.
73: William H. Herndon Gives His Impressions of Lincoln's Character.
74: Horace Greeley on Lincoln's Leadership.
75: Tribute by Shelby M. Cullom.
76: Tribute by Schuyler Colfax.
77: Tribute by Frederick Douglass.
78: Tribute by Ulysses S. Grant.
79: William Tecumseh Sherman Recalls His Last Meeting with Lincoln.
80: Tribute by Walt Whitman.
81: Robert G. Ingersoll on Lincoln's Legacy.
82: Tribute by Lyman Abbott.
83: “Abraham Lincoln” by Rose Terry Cooke.
84: “Lincoln, the Man of the People” by Edwin Markham.
85: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson.
86: “Lincoln” by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
87: Jonathan P. Dolliver on Lincoln's Legacy.
88: Mark Twain on Preserving Lincoln's Birthplace.
89: Tribute by Frederic Harrison.
90: Tribute by Rutherford B. Hayes.
91: Tribute by William McKinley.
92: Tribute by Theodore Roosevelt.
93: Centennial Celebrations.
94: “The Man of Peace” by Bliss Carman.
95: Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois—J. A. Macdonald.
96: Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois—Emil G. Hirsch.
97: Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois—A. J. Carey.
98: Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois—J. W. E. Bowen.
99: Centennial Celebration in Chicago, Illinois—Frederick Dent Grant.
100: Centennial Celebration in Springfield, Illinois—Jean Adrian Jusserand.
101: Centennial Celebration in Peoria, Illinois—Kogoro Takahira.
102: Centennial Celebration in Bloomington, Indiana—Adlai E. Stevenson.
103: Centennial Celebration in Hodgenville, Kentucky—James Grant Wilson.
104: Centennial Celebration in New York, New York—Joseph Hodges Choate.
105: Centennial Celebration in New York, New York—Booker T. Washington.
106: Centennial Celebration in New York, New York—Chauncey M. Depew.
107: Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.—Joaquim Nabuco.
108: Centennial Celebration in Manchester, England—Church Howe.
109: “Lincoln on Pennies” by Carl Sandburg.
110: A Selection of Lincoln's Speeches and Writings.
111: Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854.
112: “House Divided” Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.
113: Speech at Cooper Institute, New York, February 27, 1860.
114: First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.
115: Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862.
116: Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.
117: Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1863.
118: Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.
119: Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.
Photo and Illustration Credits.
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