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Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death by Leonard F. Guttridge
Herndon's Life of Lincoln by William Henry Herndon
Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America by Allen C. Guelzo
Owen Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War by Hans L. Trefousse
Perish from the Earth by Jonathan F. Putnam

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Owen Lovejoy (January 6, 1811 – March 25, 1864) was an American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and Republican congressman from Illinois. He was also a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. After his brother Elijah Lovejoy was murdered in November 1837 by pro-slavery forces, Owen, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, became a leader of abolitionists in Illinois, condemning slavery and assisting runaway slaves in escaping to freedom.

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