Antebellum Era

EXHIBIT –Lincoln Douglas Debates

The House Divided Project at Dickinson College has created an innovative digital classroom on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858.  The contest between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was really the first public US senatorial campaign in American history and…

COLLECTION –Their Own Words

The Dickinson Library has digitized over 34,000 pages of text (both published and unpublished) that were written by Dickinsonians from the 18th,19th, and 20th centuries.  The wide-ranging collection covers numerous topics, but the collection is especially strong for the following figures:…

COLLECTION –Lincoln’s Writings

NEH EDSITEMENT has named Lincoln’s Writings: The Multi-Media Edition as one of the “Best of the Humanities Web.”  The site ranks 150 of Abraham Lincoln’s most teachable documents and provides an arsenal of multi-media learning resources around each one.  This…

PODCAST –Lincoln’s Writings

Dickinson theatre professor Todd Wronski has become the “voice of Lincoln” for the House Divided Project.  He has recorded dozens of podcasts acting as Abraham Lincoln reading documents from Lincoln’s Writings: The Multi-Media edition, an award-wining website created by the…

PODCAST –Lincoln and Liberty

During the 1860 campaign, the Hutchinson Family Singers, a well known group of New Hampshire musical performers with strong antislavery sentiments, adapted a popular folk ballad, “Rosin’ the Bow,” (also Rosin’ the Beau) to help support the Republican presidential campaign…