News

Lincoln’s Handwriting Found on Book About Race; Circulated in Clinton

Lincoln’s Handwriting Found on Book About Race; Circulated in Clinton

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Historical experts say they’ve found Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting inside a tattered book justifying racism that he may have read to better understand his opponents’ thinking on slavery.

“Types of Mankind” was published in 1854 and circulated for decades by the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton.

Director Joan Rhoades brought the 700-page book to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in May to determine whether Lincoln made an inscription inside.

ALPLM Curator James Cornelius says Lincoln likely read the book to help prepare him to rebut pro-slavery arguments. He says he could immediately tell the book’s inscription was authentic by the way certain letters were formed.

Recent Headlines

in Music

John Mayer to tour with Grateful Dead members

johnmayer

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting under the official group name this July and rumor has it that Mayer is joining them.

in Music

Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

bobdylan

Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

in Entertainment, Sports

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

brucejenner

The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.