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Former Slaves' Stories of Abraham Lincoln in the South - The Atlantic
"Though there’s no evidence Lincoln actually made any of these incognito visits to the South—and ample documentation to suggest these visits were wholly fictitious—it’s important that many former slaves believed he did. Today, historical debates over emancipation often focus on whether it came from the top down or the bottom up—did Lincoln free the slaves, or did the slaves free themselves? But the stories of Lincoln coming down South suggest many freedpeople didn’t see this as an either/or question.

Did they need Lincoln? Sure. But emancipation wasn’t something Lincoln could just decree from on high. He had to come down South and get his hands dirty. Some even described him as taking on the guise of the trickster popular in black folklore, a sort of Brer Rabbit in a top hat. When former slaves claimed Lincoln had paid them a visit, they weren’t just inserting a beloved president into their story—they were inserting themselves into his story."
people-abraham-lincoln  history  slavery  interesting  culture  society  race  race-black-culture 
february 2018 by daguti
TIL that last surviving witness to the Abraham Lincoln assassination lived long enough to be interviewed about it on television. : todayilearned
celebrities, look-alike--or-remind-me-of = The first panelist, Bill Cullen, looks ilke Matt Damon. In the comments of this thread, they mention similar "vampire" of Keanu Reeves and of course, we all know the Nicholas Cage photo.
people-abraham-lincoln  look-alike--or-remind-me-of  celebrities  world-records 
september 2014 by daguti
Gettysburg Cemetery Dedication in Powerpoint
This is what the Gettysburg address would look like in Powerpoint. Learn to tell a story and evoke emotion or forever wonder why no one likes your ideas.
storytelling  communication  funny  parody  presentation  people-abraham-lincoln 
december 2012 by daguti
Baltimore Plot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Never knew that President-elect Lincoln had to sneak into the White House, in disguise, under threat of assassination.
weird-bizarre-oddities  history  people-abraham-lincoln 
december 2012 by daguti
Decision Time: Why Do Some Leaders Leave A Mark? : NPR
"Abraham Lincoln and George Washington both had a long-range vision," he added. "Washington was not a great general, but one overriding, passionate goal was to keep this country unified."

The greatest presidents, Bennis told me, share this quality. Everyone else is focused on the next battle. The greats focus on posterity.

One thing intriguing about Mukunda's theory is that the process that produces indispensable leaders also seems to produce the worst leaders. When you think about it, this makes sense: When untested people get in office, and they buck the experts and march to their own drummer, it can either work out very well — or very badly.

"They're just many, many more ways to fail than there are to succeed," Mukunda says. "So if you do something that no one else in your shoes would do, sometimes you're Steve Jobs. But much more often, you're a disaster."
long-term-thinking  politics  people-abraham-lincoln  leadership  countries-united-states-america 
october 2012 by daguti
EconomyPolitics: One more reason to hate Abraham Lincoln
From Wikipedia.com--> http://bit.ly/akSAfv
"The Revenue Act of 1861...included the first U.S. Federal income tax statute. The Act, motivated by the need to fund the Civil war, imposed an income tax to be "levied, collected, and paid, upon the annual income of every person residing in the United States, whether such income is derived from any kind of property, or from any profession, trade, employment, or vocation carried on in the United States or elsewhere, or from any source whatever..."

"The Revenue Act of 1861 was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President."
Like all "temporary" measures Big Brother takes due to some pressing need or "emergency", it's not temporary at all.

Thanks Abe! Burn in Hell!
people-abraham-lincoln  government  anti-something  history-vestiges-of-the-past-creep-into-the-present  taxes-as-a-concept 
february 2010 by daguti

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