ArticleAbraham Lincoln and Emancipation - Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections The Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment brought about by the Civil War were important milestones in the long process of ending legal slavery in the United States. This essay describes the development of those documents through various drafts by Lincoln and others and shows both the evolution of Abraham Lincoln’s thinking and his efforts to operate within the constitutional boundaries of the presidency.
- Date: 1862
ArticleAssassination of President Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy,
- Date: 1865
ArticleEditors' Preface to the Transcriptions - Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections How did the editors choose which documents to transcribe and what editorial rules to follow? This essay provides answers to those questions and also includes a brief bibliography of sources consulted and basic background information on Lincoln’s writing style, penmanship, and preservation practices. The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress contains the documents Abraham Lincoln preserved from his personal papers and those...