Historic Tales of Old Dubuque

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The history of Dubuque is as important to the nation as it is to Iowa. Look into the life of railroad attorney Abraham Lincoln as he pays a visit to a prominent railroad engineer in Dubuque prior to becoming president. Follow Congressional debate on whether U.S. Representative William Vandever (R-IA) had the right to simultaneously hold a seat in Congress and a commission in the U.S. military during the Civil War. View some of the more popular Americans photographed by famed Dubuque photographer Samuel Root, including an image of Frederick Douglass captured while in Dubuque for one of three lectures the “Self-Made Man” made in the Key City. Author and historian John T. Pregler sheds light on these rediscovered facets of American history and many others.
ISBN: 9781467152853
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Iowa
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 44
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John T. Pregler is an independent researcher, historian and author by night and an information solutions consultant by day. John was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, where his family has resided since the 1840s. John has been studying local and regional history of national importance since he can remember and started conducting research and collecting information and artifacts on a variety of topics starting in the late 1970s, when he learned that his great-great-grandfather George Pregler and his brother John served in the Civil War, 1861–65, in Iowa military units. John is the proprietor of the website www.thelensofhistory.com.
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