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 Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

birthday

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

in Entertainment

Facebook has an heiress

facebook

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child.

in Entertainment

TV: What’s new on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu

netflix

August is shaping up to be a good month for streaming some hit movies and the TV series you've been meaning to check out.