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Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DCby Kenneth J Winkle
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In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg's boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known as Abolition House, Mrs. Sprigg's hosted lively dinner-table debates of antislavery politics by the congressional boarders. The unusually rapid turnover in the enslaved staff suggested that there were frequent escapes north to freedom from Abolition House, likely a cog in the underground railroad. These early years in Washington proved formative for Lincoln.
The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom.
About the Author
Kenneth J. Winkle, acclaimed Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian, is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The Young Eagle, his volume on Lincoln's rise, is the standard account.
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