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13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, including government documents, manuscripts, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Congressional Publications

13th Amendment Debate References:

References to debate on the 13th Amendment (S.J. Res. 16) can be found in the Congressional Globe on the following dates:

Abraham Lincoln Papers

Selected highlights from this collection:

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Selected highlights from this collection: