Part III. Annexation and Division
Part III of Our White House, “Annexation and Division,” focuses almost exclusively on our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, and his family. This section of the book opens with a poignant illustration of Union soldiers encamped in the White House (pictured at left), followed by an excerpt of Charles Dickens’ own impressions of the White House in the mid-nineteenth century. Also included is the story of former slave Elizabeth Keckly and her work as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress, as well as tales of the young Lincoln boys, poetry mourning the Lincoln family’s tragic losses, and a first-hand account of the Civil War in our nation’s capital.
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The table of contents for Part III of Our White House is listed below. To the right of each article or illustration title, in the “Read More” column, are links to relevant, supplemental content on this website to help you expand the educational potential of the book’s contents.