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    Portraying Historical Figures

    Actor Stephen Lang portrayed James Jackson Purman - a Union first lieutenant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Lang presented…

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    Conduct of the Civil War in 1861

    Lincoln and Civil War scholars debated why the Civil War didn’t end in 1861, the year that it began. They discussed why the numerous advantages of the Union did not bring the war…

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    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from…

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    The New York Times and the Silent President-Elect

    On the 150th anniversary of the election of the 16th president, historian Harold Holzer spoke about President-Elect Abraham Lincoln’s strategic silence during what was known as…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln's White House Secretary

    Eleanor Stoddard and Harold Holzer talked about their book Lincoln’s White House Secretary: The Adventurous Life of William O. Stoddard, published by Southern Illinois University…

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    New Lincoln Books

    Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Harold Holzer talked about recent and upcoming books about President Lincoln at the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln in the \"Times\": The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Harold Holzer was interviewed about the book he co-edited with David Herbert Donald, Lincoln in the “Times:” The Life of Abraham Lincoln as Originally Reported in "The New York…

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    Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 2

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was…

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    Lincoln Assassination Special

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was…

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    Lincoln Forum Symposium Keynote Address

    The Lincoln Forum’s 2005 The Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement was presented to John McClarey and Frank J. Williams. John McClarey is the sculptor who created the…

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    What's New in Lincoln Books

    At the Lincoln Forum Symposium historians and Abraham Lincoln scholars discussed new books about Abraham Lincoln and his times. The panelists recommended or criticized many…

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    The Lincolns at Home

    The panelists talked about the private lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. They responded to questions from the moderator and the audience. Mr. Holzer moderated the panel.

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    Negotiating for Peace During the Civil War

    The speakers talked about President Lincoln and the Civil War, focusing on efforts to negotiate peace during the Civil War. Mr. McPherson was the keynote speaker. Following…

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    New York and the Impeachment of President Johnson

    Mr. Trefousse talked about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson and its impact on New York politics. He responded to questions from members of the audience.  Hans…

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