On the eve of his first inauguration, President Lincoln snuck into Washington in the middle of the night, evading the would-be assassins who waited for him in Baltimore
February 2013 | By Daniel Stashower
What delicacies and confectionaries were found on the 250-foot-long buffet table?
January 15, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
When freeing the slaves 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln traded in his famous lyricism for a dry, legal tone. Harold Holzer explains why
December 19, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
The pen, inkwell and one copy of the document that freed the slaves are photographed together for the first time
December 2012 | By Louis P. Masur
Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tony Kushner talk about what it takes to wrestle an epic presidency into a feature film
November 2012 | By Roy Blount Jr.
The 16th president has been a Hollywood star and box office attraction since the earliest days of Hollywood
November 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Compare documents filed by the first and last homesteaders in the United States
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail and Megan Gambino
President Lincoln addresses the State of the Union and grows impatient with General McClellan
December 2011 | By David Zax
As Union generals came and left, personalities clashed and Southern farmers set fire to their fields
November 2011 | By David Zax
Civil War scholar Harold Holzer helps to decode what spectators heard when the 16th president spoke
June 07, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
In 1865, a single photograph was taken during the autopsy of John Wilkes
Booth. Where is it now?
May 06, 2011 | By Ashley Luthern
The first Union officer killed in the Civil War was a friend of President Lincoln's
April 2011 | By Owen Edwards
Even Honest Abe needed a symbol to sum up his humble origins
February 2011 | By Owen Edwards
Historian Adam Goodheart discusses the tumultuous period between Lincoln’s election and the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter
November 15, 2010 | By Brian Wolly
What happened to Officer John Parker, the man who chose the wrong night to leave his post at Ford's Theater?
April 08, 2010 | By Paul Martin
While practicing law in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln defended a man in a highly unusual case and later recounted the mystery as a short story
February 10, 2010 | By Laura Helmuth
Bill T. Jones, one of America’s foremost living choreographers, tackles Lincoln’s complicated legacy in his newest work
September 11, 2009 | By Rebecca Milzoff
The Smithsonian opens one of its prized artifacts and a story unfolds
March 11, 2009 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Great Emancipator or unreconstructed racist? Each generation evokes a different Lincoln. But who was our sixteenth president?
February 2009 | By Philip B. Kunhardt III
Born on the same day, Lincoln and Darwin would forever influence how people think about the modern world
February 2009 | By Adam Gopnik