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05-11-2021, 05:48 PM (This post was last modified: 05-11-2021 05:49 PM by AussieMick.)
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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
I'll suggest the elephant in the room. ..... that Lincoln had a sexual relationship with Joshua Speed.

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05-11-2021, 07:46 PM
Post: #422
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Interesting answer Mike, but not correct.

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05-12-2021, 07:30 AM
Post: #423
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Next clue: This represented a small portion of Lincoln's life, but seemed to dog Tarbell for a number of years before settling down.

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05-12-2021, 08:39 AM
Post: #424
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
That Lincoln acquired syphilis because of the "devilish passion" he apparently experienced in Beardstown?
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05-12-2021, 11:20 AM
Post: #425
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Sorry Roger, but that's not it. It isn't sexual in nature.

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05-12-2021, 12:15 PM
Post: #426
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
That Lincoln represented Robert Matson (a slaveowner) in court?
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05-12-2021, 12:55 PM
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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Not that, Roger.

Next clue: Tarbell wrote an article on the subject in which she quoted Lincoln, but the main subject was not Lincoln.

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Rob

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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05-12-2021, 01:59 PM
Post: #428
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Rep. Lincoln's vote against war with Mexico?
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05-12-2021, 08:16 PM
Post: #429
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Sorry Steve, but that's not it.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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05-13-2021, 08:09 AM
Post: #430
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Did she write an article on blue mass, and she used some Lincoln quotes in the article?
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05-13-2021, 11:30 AM
Post: #431
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Sorry Roger, but that's not it.

Final clue: Charles White.

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Rob

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05-13-2021, 12:40 PM (This post was last modified: 05-13-2021 12:40 PM by Steve.)
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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Whether Lincoln was a supporter of Prohibition/the temperance movement?
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05-13-2021, 02:33 PM (This post was last modified: 05-13-2021 02:34 PM by Rob Wick.)
Post: #433
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
In the overall sense, you are correct Steve. The issue that Tarbell was constantly called upon to discuss was whether Lincoln made the following statement:

"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."

Throughout the years someone would draw Tarbell's attention to the quote, and from the time she was working on her original Lincoln book up to the end of her life she never found any evidence that Lincoln said that. She wrote an article for Liberty that appeared July 6, 1929 where she asked "Is Prohibition Causing Civil War" in which she quoted Lincoln's Temperance speech, but noted that there is no evidence as to whether Lincoln would be a "wet" or a "dry" in the current day.

Tarbell, who had been a supporter of prohibition, soon realized that the law was ineffective and became a strong supporter of temperance over banning the sale of liquor. Even her anti-suffrage viewpoint didn't bring in as many letters as did her anti-prohibition stance. Her papers include well over 240 letters on the subject alone.

Good job Steve.

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