Carnegie Mellon University

Lincoln & the Constitution: Reason and Rhetoric

Exhibit by Mary Catharine Johnsen, Special Collections Librarian
Fall 2009

Facing three intertwined crises of the Civil War; secession, slavery, and wartime civil liberties, Abraham Lincoln drew his values and direction from the U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Exhibit featured the Lincoln Collection of Jo Dzombak.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address title page 

Images: Posner Memorial Collection