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Did Abraham Lincoln’s bromance alter the course of American history?

By Charles B. Strozier, Professor of History, City University of New York. Joshua Speed found his BFF in Abraham Lincoln. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY In the spring of 1837, a “long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man” walked into Joshua Speed’s dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, requesting supplies for a bed. Speed said the cost would be…

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