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Charles B. Strozier

“Charles B. Strozier is a professor of history at Sangamon State University in Springfield, Illinois. This article has been excerpted from his forthcoming book, Lincoln’s Quest for Union: Public and Private Meanings , which will be published soon by Basic Books.

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To stave off despair, the President relied on a sense of humor that was rich, self-deprecating—and surprisingly bawdy