Friday, March 16, 2012

Lincoln and Lancashire

Lincoln statue, Lincoln Square, Manchester, England
"Whilst the 150th anniversary of the American civil war continues to provoke considerable debate and a range of commemorative events, I am reminded of the war's impact on a specific part of the world—though one not located within the 50 US states, but across the Atlantic. Tucked away in a quiet section of Manchester stands a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln, his very presence encapsulating a civil war link which many Britons are unaware of—one that significantly altered the historical landscapes of both America and the north west of England."
read the full article here.

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