Before there were highways and railroads, river travel dominated trade and transportation.
Although women were unable to vote in 1840, they were still politically active.
Abraham Lincoln took a personal interest in a request for help from the widow of a famous captain in the War of 1812, showing the power of memory and legend on the busy president.
The opportunity to "run where Lincoln walked" helps one ALPLM employee reconnect with the 16th president. Here are the resources to help you do the same.
Title IX was a transformative piece of legislature. Hear those who witnessed the change discuss how it affected them.
A look at obituaries of the past from the presidential library's huge newspaper collection
At a time when many used the Bible to justify slavery, Abraham Lincoln showed the hypocrisy of that argument.
Some people make service a lifelong commitment. Brother Boniface Shellock is one of them.
The Land of Lincoln was also a land of bitter divisions during the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln asks himself if slavery and democracy can co-exist.