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    1864 Presidential Election

    Meg Thompson talked about the 1864 election between President Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan. She argued that President Lincoln was so unsure about his chances of…

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    Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

    Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections. Professor White argued that many…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Character

    Lewis Lehrman talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s education and character. He described the 16th president as a man with less than a year of formal schooling, who…

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    Lincoln's Work Ethic and Ambition

    Rich Lowry talked about his book, Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream - and How We Can Do It Again, in which he discusses President Abraham…

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    Lincoln's 1864 Re-Election

    Fred Martin talked about his book Abraham Lincoln’s Path to Reelection in 1864: Our Greatest Victory. “Lincoln’s Long March to Victory in 1864” was a presentation…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln's Boys

    Historian Joshua Zeitz talked about his book, Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image, in which he examines Abraham Lincoln’s presidential…

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    Book Discussion on The Hour of Peril

    Daniel Stashower talked about his book, The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, in which he recalls the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln in February…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Republicanism

    Donald Livingston talked about Thomas Jefferson and the practice of republican government. He spoke about the changes in the American application of republicanism and the modern status…

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    Book Discussion on Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination

    Thomas Bogar talked about his book, Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford’s Theatre, at the National Archives in Washington,…

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    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Historians and authors talked about the events and circumstances around Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication ceremony of Soldiers' National…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln in the World

    Kevin Peraino, former senior writer and Middle East bureau chief for Newsweek, talked about his book, Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power, in…

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    Library of Congress Lincoln Collection

    Library of Congress Civil War manuscripts specialist Michelle Krowl presented selected documents and objects from the library’s Lincoln collection. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln…

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    Surratt Family of Maryland

    Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes…

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    Lincoln, America, and World Power

    Kevin Peraino talked about his book, Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power, about how America became a world power during Abraham Lincoln’s…

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    150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, and others spoke at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address.

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    Nor Long Remember

    This is a fourteen minute educational film about the Gettysburg Address released in 1941 by the Jam Handy corporation. Jam Handy was founded in the late 1930s and produced thousands of…

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    President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Author, historian, and Lincoln Studies Center co-director Douglas Wilson talks about the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago on November 19,…

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