Lincoln’s War of Words

"It is clear that writing was a form of self-therapy for Lincoln, and before he could save the nation, he needed to find the right words, to save himself. His stepmother remembered that as a child, Lincoln would laboriously write out the words he had heard adults use, and grow frustrated when he did not understand them. His comprehension grew quickly, in part because of the books he was able to find on a frontier that was not as remote as his later myth-makers would have us believe". Ted Widmere, nybooks.
Alla Morgan Library and Museum di New York c'è una mostra dei manoscritti di Lincoln, Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation. (Nella foto, Lincoln writing the Proclamation of Freedom; lithograph based on a painting by David Gilmour Blythe, circa 1863)

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