What delicacies and confectionaries were found on the 250-foot-long buffet table?
When freeing the slaves 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln traded in his famous lyricism for a dry, legal tone. Harold Holzer explains why
The pen, inkwell and one copy of the document that freed the slaves are photographed together for the first time
The rambunctious boy had free rein of the White House, and used it to divert a holiday bird from the butcher's block
The 16th president has been a Hollywood star and box office attraction since the earliest days of Hollywood
Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tony Kushner talk about what it takes to wrestle an epic presidency into a feature film
Johnson liked his Haggar slacks slack—and colorfully described a special custom-cut
Compare documents filed by the first and last homesteaders in the United States
Robert Caro, the esteemed biographer of Lyndon Baines Johnson, talks on the Shakespearean life of the 36th president
President Lincoln addresses the State of the Union and grows impatient with General McClellan
As Union generals came and left, personalities clashed and Southern farmers set fire to their fields
Civil War scholar Harold Holzer helps to decode what spectators heard when the 16th president spoke
In 1865, a single photograph was taken during the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. Where is it now?
The first Union officer killed in the Civil War was a friend of President Lincoln's
On the way to his inauguration, President-elect Lincoln met many of his supporters and narrowly avoided an assassination attempt
Even Honest Abe needed a symbol to sum up his humble origins
Historian Adam Goodheart discusses the tumultuous period between Lincoln’s election and the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter
What happened to Officer John Parker, the man who chose the wrong night to leave his post at Ford's Theatre?
While practicing law in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln defended a man in a highly unusual case and later recounted the mystery as a short story
Bill T. Jones, one of America’s foremost living choreographers, tackles Lincoln’s complicated legacy in his newest work
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