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Abraham Lincoln’s Top Hat: The Inside Story

Does the hat that links us to his final hours define the president? Or does the president define the hat?

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Lincoln’s taste for hats also gave us a remarkably durable image of our most remarkable president. Lincoln remains a giant in our memories, and looms even taller in his stovepipe hat.

Years into his career as a Yale University law professor, Stephen L. Carter began writing best-selling novels, including 2012’s The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.

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