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Lincoln’s Advice About Law and Life

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln once represented a slave owner in a lawsuit to get the slave back

The Unlikely Lawyer Who Represented a Slave Owner

It was a chapter in American history that every decent person wishes had never been written. Slavery was legal — at least in some parts of the country. Slaves were viewed as property in some states but not in others. Each state had unique laws that addressed whether and how a slave might attain freedom.…

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The Ancient Egyptian Job That Earned Hatred If Done Right

Anyone who has ever watched a movie that features a mummy knows that running away from the mummy is what people invariably do. That’s how it is in science fiction, anyway. It was also true in real life, and the ritual took place in the earliest stages of converting a corpse into a mummy.

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