Half Price Books is too dangerous for me! Within a five minute span, I located the Lincoln books, found three I didn’t already have (and I found a hardcover edition of David Herbert Donald’s “Lincoln” which I clearly needed), and purchased all four! I can’t wait to dive into these!
I’m really starting to get worried by how gullible some people are on Tumblr. I mean really, you guys, Tumblr is supposed to be the antithesis for Facebook, and spreading false facts like this is probably the most Facebook thing you can do. (via Cracked)
This just makes me so happy. I hate these comparisons and I hate how many times I’ve had to correct people I know who swear they’re true.
The Abe Lincoln statue at my school was taken down and no one knew where he went. So I took the opportunity to make a bit of a history joke :)
This is what happens when I search Tumblr to see if anyone else has written something about what took place on this day in 1863 when Lincoln attended a play titled The Marble Heart at Ford’s Theatre which happened to star John Wilkes Booth.
Anyway, this made me laugh and I suppose it could be oddly appropriate for today.
Happy anniversary to Mary and Lincoln!!
Anonymous asked: Do you think that Lincoln was gay? Bisexual?
I really don’t think he was based on what I’ve read over the past twelve years. I could be completely wrong of course, and I am always willing to admit when I am. That being said, there is very little evidence to suggest he was gay or bisexual.
Cornell to Celebrate a Defining Moment in U.S. History
Cornell University has one of five known copies of the Gettysburg Address, handwritten by President Abraham Lincoln. Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will commemorate the 150th anniversary of that speech Tuesday, November 19, with a reading of the Gettysburg Address by President David J. Skorton and a panel discussion by faculty from History, English, American Studies and Africana Studies. The event will be live-streamed at 5:00 p.m.
This is certainly very exciting. The interior of the tomb definitely needs improvement and I’m thrilled it’s finally going to happen! I just hope it truly doesn’t interfere with visitors while it’s being restored.