Abraham Lincoln

United States Historical Documents


Read by Michael Scherer


The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, thou…

The Gettysburg Address


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It was a cloudy November day in 1863 when thousands gathered to hear renowned orator Edward Everett dedicate a national cemetary at the site…

The Gettysburg Address (version 3)


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The Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863, followed a few short months after the roiling, acrid clouds of gun…

The Emancipation Proclamation


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After having written and released an initial draft of this proclamation in September of 1862, minor changes were made and Lincoln signed it …

The Gettysburg Address (version 4)


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The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States hist…

The Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary


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On Thursday, November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a brief address at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pen…

Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln


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A few of Lincoln's most famous speeches and the Lincoln-Douglas debate make for historic reading. (summary by David O)

Lincoln at Cooper Union


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On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered…

American Civil War Collection, Volume 1


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Compilation of American Civil War related poems and short works of literature. Summary by Bill2147

The Gettysburg Address (version 2)


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The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in United States hist…

Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses


Read by John Greenman


Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding towards separation and Civil War. Hi…

Presidential Farewell and Last Addresses


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This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents. The first, George Washi…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 022


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A collection of nineteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen …

Short Story Collection Vol. 066


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Another great collection of short stories in English, selected and read by Librivox readers.

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 006


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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were inde…

Short Story Collection Vol. 065


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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 065: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 005


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A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collection we…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 008


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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collectio…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 011


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A collection of sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, articles, speeches and reports included in this collection…

Adresse de Gettysburg (En français et en anglais)


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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), premier président américain issu du Parti républicain, a vu son nom associé à…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027


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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 028


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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 029


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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include architecture, education, philosophy,…

Abraham Lincoln: A Commemoration – 15 April 2015


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April 14-15th, 2015, is the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This is a collection of pieces to mark that…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 031


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Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the Faust Legend, Stephen Crane, Su…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 032


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Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the history of aeroplanes, politica…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 053


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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include History--Jocelyn de Brakelond's 13th…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 048


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Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include philosophy and thought--Phtah-Hotep…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 037


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Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake,…

Short Poetry Collection 074


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This is a collection of poems for the month of December 2008.