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bipartisan hoopla

Harold Holzer called Abraham Lincoln’s speech at the the Cooper Institute in New York City on February 27, 1860 his “watershed, the event that transformed him from a regional leader into a national phenomenon. Here the politician known as frontier … Continue reading

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“perhaps necessary that we should pass through this last ordeal”

Things are thankfully winding down here but wanted to mention that 150 years ago today I could have read all about the June 1st Day of Humiliation and Prayer called by President Johnson for the purpose of mourning the assassination … Continue reading

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From DC to the Cooper

It certainly wasn’t a novelty for New York City’s Cooper Institute to host an abolitionist presentation, but 150 years ago this week the speaker was Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, the first woman to speak before the U.S. Congress. It looks like … Continue reading

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For the Union at the Union

During the 1862 election season Democrats in the small town of Seneca Falls, New York formed a McClellan Club. A couple weeks later Democrats in the big town of New York had a big rally. The resolutions adopted by the … Continue reading

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Singing and Laughing with Fred.

From The New-York Times February 13, 1862: FRED. DOUGLASS ON THE WAR.; An Interesting Meeting at the Cooper Institute A Speech by Fred. Douglas Songs by the Hutchinsons. A very large audience assembled at the Cooper Institute last evening, on … Continue reading

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