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    Chicago History Museum

    Libby Malone and Russell Lewis talked about the planned Lincoln exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. They also talked about the history and career of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Abraham Lincoln and Life in the White House

    Jean Baker talked about life in the Lincoln White House. Topics included the Lincoln family, the importance of presidential festivities, and the Washington social scene. After her…

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    Lincoln Memorial Dedication

    Scenes were shown from the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on May 30, 1922.

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    Lincoln Memorial Rededication

    The Lincoln Memorial was rededicated to mark the 2009 bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The memorial was originally dedicated on May 30, 1922. Among those in…

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    Harold Holzer on Rededication of the Lincoln Memorial

    Harold Holzer talked about the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth on February 12th, 1809. Mr. Holzer also responded to…

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    Emancipation in the District of Columbia

    The panel talked about how the process of emancipation played out in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia had a deeply entrenched slavery culture, notable for having one…

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    Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln, Opening

    Opening remarks were made to start a three-day conference. Then Flordeliz Bugarin moderated a panel discussion on the topic of the first day, “Challenges to Slavery.”…

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    Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document

    A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was…

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    Emancipation in the United States

    A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his…

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    Book Discussion on Summers with Lincoln

    James Percoco talked about his book Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments, published by Fordham University Press. In his book he surveyed 200 memorials erected in…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Lincoln

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. In his book Professor Burton explores Lincoln and his legacy from the vantage point of not…

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    Lincoln Home

    A tour of the Lincoln home in Springfield, Illinois, was given in scenes recorded July 17-19, 2008. This is where Abramham Lincoln lived with his wife and children before leaving for the…

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    Book Discussion on Angels and Ages

    Adam Gopnik talked about Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life (Knopf; January 27, 2009). The book is an examination of the lives of Abraham Lincoln and…

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    Book Discussion on The Lincoln Anthology

    Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about the book he edited, The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now…

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    Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

    Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and its impact on his presidency. Sean Wilentz…

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    Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois

    President Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer and politician was discussed as scenes recorded July 17-19, 2008, were shown of two Lincoln sites in downtown Springfield,…

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    Book Discussion on A. Lincoln: A Biography

    Ronald White talked about A. Lincoln: A Biography (Random House; January 13, 2009). In the book he recounts the life of Abraham Lincoln and adds to the former president’s biography…

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    Collecting Lincoln Memorabilia

    Historians and collectors participated in a panel discussion on Lincoln memorabilia. Topics included how the panelists became collectors, how pieces connect to Lincoln and his era,…

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    Scholarship on Abraham Lincoln Presidency

    Eric Foner talked about his career studying President Lincoln. He spoke on the early history of the Republican party, the direction of the scholarly work on President Lincoln, and…

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    Mary Todd Lincoln House

    Richard Norton Smith talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. This was part of an eight-day President Abraham Lincoln bicentennial tour that…

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