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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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    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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    Lincoln's Right Makes Might Speech

    A performance commemorated the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “Right Makes Might” speech on the stage where it was originally delivered on February 27, 1860. In…

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    Tell Me of Lincoln

    William Styple talked about his book Tell Me of Lincoln: Memories of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Life in Old New York (Belle Grove Publishing Company; October 1, 2009) and told…

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    In Depth with Frank Williams and Edna Medford

    Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Edna Medford talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life and some of the thousands of books written about him (currently being published at the rate of one…

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    Presidential Power in Wartime

    A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought…

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    Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

    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 most recent meeting…

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    Lincoln and the West

    James McPherson spoke about President Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the West and his opposition to the expansion of slavery. He responded to questions from members of the…

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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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    Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee

    Professor William Davis talked about Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee, and the roles they assumed into and through the Civil War. He responded to…

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    President Lincoln's Humor

    Richard Carwardine talked about the humor of President Abraham Lincoln. Topics included the political satire of the Civil War era. Then he responded to questions from members of…

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    Book Discussion on Judging Lincoln

    Judge Williams, chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, talked about his book Judging Lincoln, published by Southern Illinois University Press. He also showed some of the…

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    Lincoln\'s Second Inaugural Address

    Mr. Getty portrayed Abraham Lincoln at the 2005 Lincoln Forum. He recited President Lincoln’s second inaugural address.

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    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed President Lincoln’s timing of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation. They focused on the legal grounding for the proclamation and what it…

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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 Mr. Lincolns T-Mails

    Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, published by…

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    Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Campaign

    Professor Gallagher talked about President Lincoln’s reaction to Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign. After his presentation he answered questions from…

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    Mary Todd Lincoln Reconsidered

    Frank Williams talked about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and how historians have remembered her. Many historians disagree about Mary Todd Lincoln, some calling her corrupt and…

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    Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony

    A ceremony “Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln” was held by the National Park Service and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission…

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    President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership

    Mr. Perret talked about President Lincoln as a leader, and compared Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, and John F. Kennedy. Following prepared remarks, he responded…

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