Why Lincoln Laughed

Why Lincoln Laughed

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"[...]Berkshire Hills, and a neighbor of William Cullen Bryant. Through his kindness, my brother, who was also a teacher, and myself received an invitation to hear this speech by a then little-known lawyer from the West. We were told at the hotel that the Cooper Union lectures were usually discussions on matters of practical education, and we therefore used our tickets of admission more out of deference to Mr. Bryant for his kindness than from any interest in the debate. When we approached the entrance to the building, however, we were soon aware that something unusual was about to happen. On the corner of the street near by we were accosted by a crowd of young roughs who demanded of us whether or not we were "nigger men." We thought that the roughs meant to ask if we were black men, and answered decidedly, "No!" What the mob meant to ask was, were we in favor of freeing the negroes. Acting, therefore, upon the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507537573
  • 9781507537572

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