Berea, KY: Berea College Press, 1923. Limited edition, copy #226 of 325. Stapled wrappers. Octavo. [16 pages]. Fine. Bound in dark brown card covers, saddle-stapled binding. Title printed in black on front cover.
Barton's lecture discusses Lincoln's youth and education in Kentucky. Among other points Barton makes a convincing case that because Lincoln grew up in the mountains of Kentucky he knew about anti-slavery and anti-secession sentiment in the South, and that this made him far better suited to govern during the Civil War than an uncompromising abolitionist would have been.
Also included here is an anecdote about Edwin Stanton's insulting Lincoln while both were employed as counsel on the McCormick Reaper case.
Number 226 of an edition of 325 copies, SIGNED by Barton under handwritten limitation statement on inside front cover.