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The map Abraham Lincoln used to determine the extent of concentrations of slavery in the South
This map, made by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1861 using census data from 1860, shows the relative prevalence of slavery in Southern counties that year. The map, which shades counties based on the percentage of total inhabitants who were enslaved, shows what a range there was in levels of Southern enslavement. Some counties, the map explains, “appear comparatively light … this arises from the preponderance of whites and free blacks in the large towns in these counties.” The population of Orleans Parish, La., in one example, was 8.9 percent enslaved. Places that were rural but were located in mountainous areas devoid of plantations were similarly light-shaded: The people of Harlan County, Ky., were 2.3 percent enslaved. Meanwhile, a dark belt of counties bordering the Mississippi River held more than 70 percent of their residents in slavery, with Tensas Parish, La., at 90.8 percent and Washington County, Miss., at 92.3 percent.
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The map Abraham Lincoln used to determine the extent of concentrations of slavery in the South

This map, made by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1861 using census data from 1860, shows the relative prevalence of slavery in Southern counties that year. The map, which shades counties based on the percentage of total inhabitants who were enslaved, shows what a range there was in levels of Southern enslavement. Some counties, the map explains, “appear comparatively light … this arises from the preponderance of whites and free blacks in the large towns in these counties.” The population of Orleans Parish, La., in one example, was 8.9 percent enslaved. Places that were rural but were located in mountainous areas devoid of plantations were similarly light-shaded: The people of Harlan County, Ky., were 2.3 percent enslaved. Meanwhile, a dark belt of counties bordering the Mississippi River held more than 70 percent of their residents in slavery, with Tensas Parish, La., at 90.8 percent and Washington County, Miss., at 92.3 percent.

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How Lincoln used the telegraph office to spy on citizens long before the NSA

Long before the NSA was even an idea, Abraham Lincoln was using the technology of his time to spy on American citizens in a far more intrusive manner than the NSA could ever dream. Okay, so it was during the Civil War and Lincoln went to extraordinary, near dictatorial lengths to gain the upper hand over the Confederacy, and the life of the country was literally on the line (as opposed to today’s great fits of exaggeration), but at least the NSA can say there’s a precedent for their spying.

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America’s first black president marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Exactly 150 years ago today, on January 1 1863, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, freeing the slaves in the rebellious southern states and laying the groundwork for a complete abolition of slavery in the United States. And 150 years later, America’s first black president marked the historic anniversary.

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IHC Movie Reviews: Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln, the Steven Spielberg helmed film chronicling the last four months of our sixteenth president’s life is in theatres now, and it’s getting quite the praise. In a sea of horror flicks and over the top action films, a biography of the best president to sport a chinstrap might seem out of place, but those looking for a more serious film will finally have something to watch. So how does it do? Does it do the president justice, or should the film be emancipated?

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IHC After Dark: “Beardface”

A funny parody of Scarface, if Scarface starred Abraham Lincoln instead of Al Pacino.

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'Lincoln' trailer redubbed with Pee Wee Herman

I will never stop watching these. See the earlier one, where Pee Wee overdubs the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.

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Check out the first trailer for Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

This looks like it might be pretty incredible. It looks like it’s got an A-list cast from top to bottom with some great acting and directing. This has Oscar bait written all over it.

First official poster for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’
And the official synopsis:
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.  Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.

First official poster for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

And the official synopsis:

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.

First look at Daniel Day Lewis in full costume and make-up as Abraham Lincoln
A long time ago, we saw some set pictures of Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Lincoln biopic, but here he is in full regalia and make-up and lighting. 
TEAR DOWN THIS WALL. 
Oh wait, that was the wrong guy. Whatever.

First look at Daniel Day Lewis in full costume and make-up as Abraham Lincoln

A long time ago, we saw some set pictures of Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Lincoln biopic, but here he is in full regalia and make-up and lighting. 

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL. 

Oh wait, that was the wrong guy. Whatever.

Abraham Lincoln stops into an Obama rally, ya know, just to see how the 44th president is doing.
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Abraham Lincoln stops into an Obama rally, ya know, just to see how the 44th president is doing.

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IHC Movie Reviews: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Vampires have really gotten a bad rap over the past few years. Whether it be through horrible teenage dramas neutering the mythical creatures, or through mediocre sequels to lame franchises, the once fearsome creatures have lost a bit of their edge. Enter Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Based on the fake historical accounts of our 16th president this film really tries to make vampires awesome again. But how does it do? Is it a great summer flick, or should it take a stake through the heart?

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