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There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth
by William E. Bartelt
Indiana Historical Society Press, 2008
eISBN: 978-0-87195-443-5 | Cloth: 978-0-87195-263-9
Library of Congress Classification E457.32.B218 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.7092

In 1859 Abraham Lincoln covered his Indiana years in one paragraph and two sentences of a written autobiographical statement that included the following: "We reached our new home about the time the State came into the union. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals in the woods. There I grew up." William E. Bartelt uses annotation and primary source material to tell the history of Lincoln's Indiana years by those who were there. The book reveals, through the words of those who knew him, Lincoln's humor, compassion, oratorical skills and thirst for knowledge, and it provides an overview of Lincoln's Indiana experiences, his family, the community where the Lincolns settled and southern Indiana from 1816 to 1830.
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