The Gettysburg Address, 150 Years Later
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln visited the site of that year’s earlier Battle of Gettysburg. He gave a short speech that became iconic. Here’s how it and the issues around it has been covered in The Atlantic, in the past and in the present.
- America Civilization: A year before Lincoln’s speech, Ralph Waldo Emerson argued vehemently for the emancipation of the slaves.
- The Words that Remade America: The significance of the Gettysburg Address, as remembered in our June 1992 issue.
- 'Idiot,' 'Yahoo,' 'Original Gorilla': How Lincoln Was Dissed in His Day: Abraham Lincoln set a standard of success that few in history can match. But how many of his contemporaries noticed?
- 150 Years of Misunderstanding the Civil War: America should question the popular account of a war that tore apart the nation.
- The Battle of Gettysburg, 150 Years Ago: A collection of photos from the battle, and modern recreations.
- And for more on the American Civil War, take a look at The Atlantic's Civil War issue.
[Images: Library of Congress]