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The Plot to Kidnap a Dead President

by Philip Jett Most American citizens know that President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot on April 14, 1865, just after the Civil War ended. However, it’s what happened to Lincoln afterward that intrigues me.

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Log Cabin History: The Secrets of Making a Home

The making of home

by Judith Flanders Log Cabin History In 1857, the 250th anniversary celebrations of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, were announced to have been held exactly on the spot where ‘the first log-cabin was

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The Truth about Lincoln’s Beard

By Daniel Stashower My son’s history teacher thinks I’m spreading lies. To be fair, he was wonderfully polite about it. “I read your book,” he told me, standing by the punch bowl at Back to School night. “That story about

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