How to Use Lincoln/Net:

  • Search these primary source materials by using the toolbar (text, image, video, sound, interactive resource, or all) at the top of this and every page.
  • This site includes interpretive materials, featuring a brief Lincoln biography and discussions of eight major historical themes. This helps visitors raise historical questions and formulate hypotheses, thereby searching the primary materials more constructively.
  • Read Lincoln's Biography by placing mouse over image at left (Lincoln's Biography) and click on your selection.
  • To view discussions of eight major historical themes, place mouse over the image at left (Historical Themes) and click on your selection.
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