New Salem

New Salem a history of Lincoln's alma mater

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Synopsis

In 1829, eleven years after Illinois became the twenty-first state, New Salem was founded on a bluff above the Sangamon River. The village provided an essential sanctuary for a friendless, penniless boy named Abraham Lincoln, whose six years there shaped his education and nurtured his ambition. Eclipsed by the neighboring settlement of Petersburg, New Salem had dwindled into a ghost town by 1840. However, it reemerged in the early part of the twentieth century as one of the most successful preservation efforts in American history. Author Joseph Di Cola relates the full story of New Salem's fascinating heritage.

Book information

ISBN: 9781439660157
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Imprint: The History Press
Pub date:
Number of pages: 128
Weight: -1g