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Lincoln and the Jews: Revealing Evidence from the Past

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In his role as the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln carved a place in history as a champion of African-Americans and one of our most illustrious presidents. Few, however, knew of Lincoln’s affinity for and admiration of American Jews—a people who, during his lifetime, were often treated as second-class citizens. But now we can learn how the president who delivered millions from slavery was himself a friend to a growing population of Jews in the United States. This previously little-known aspect of our 16th president’s life is on display in Lincoln and the Jews: A History (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015), a comprehensive examination of photographs, letters and personal notes that show Lincoln in a way that he’s seldom been seen before.…

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