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    President Lincoln's Funeral 150th Anniversary

    American History TV presented live coverage from Springfield, Illinois, on the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s funeral. Coverage included a reenactment of the funeral…

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    President Lincoln's Thoughts on April 14, 1865

    Richard Wightman Fox talked about what President Lincoln may have been thinking on the day of his assassination, April 14, 1865. “What Lincoln Was Thinking on April 14, 1865”…

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    Panel Discussion on the Election of 1864

    Authors and historians talked about the impact and significance of the 1864 presidential election. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, Lincoln’s former…

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    Radicals, Abolitionists and Lincoln's Reelection

    Michael Burlingame talked about the varying degrees of support abolitionists provided Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election…

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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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    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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    Abraham Lincoln's War Policies

    Brooks Simpson talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s views on suppressing dissent during wartime and the reasons for the president’s support of the Emancipation…

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    President Lincoln and Emancipation

    Michael Burlingame talked about Abraham Lincoln’s pre-presidential dealings with slavery and his abolitionist tendencies. “Abraham Lincoln: Reluctant Emancipator?” was…

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    The Evolution of Lincoln's Secession Strategy

    Historian Michael Burlingame talked about how President Lincoln dealt with threats of secession and why he rejected one compromise that may have prevented Civil War. On the…

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    Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln: A Life

    Michael Burlingame talked about his forthcoming two-volume biography, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (The Johns Hopkins University Press; December 19, 2008). Mr. Burlingame has written twelve…

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    Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered

    Lincoln scholars examined the continuing public interest in the 16th president. They also took questions and discussed the state of scholarship on Lincoln.

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    Lincoln Scholarship Part 1

    Several historians shared their recent discoveries about Abraham Lincoln’s life using original source materials. Wilson talked about resources for information on Abraham…

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