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    Women and Politics in the Civil War

    Catherine Clinton talked about what she called “parlor politics” in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. She said that women such as Mary Lincoln and Kate Chase,…

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    Mathew Brady and Civil War Photography

    Robert Wilson, author of Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, talked about Brady’s photography before the Civil War and and how it changed in the following years. He also talked…

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    Presidential Campaign of 1864

    Panelists talked about factors that had an impact on President Lincoln’s re-election campaign in 1864. They spoke about President Lincoln’s expansion of presidential war powers…

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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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    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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    U.S. Colored Troops

    Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil…

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    New York City Draft Riots

    Author Barnet Schecter talked about the causes, progression, and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in…

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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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    The Baltimore Plot

    Thomas Craughwell and Michael Kline talked about the Baltimore Plot -- a plan to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln in February 1861 as he made his way by train to Washington,…

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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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    Southern Women's Views of the North and Lincoln

    Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham Lincoln and the North. Professor Ott is the author of Confederate Daughters: Coming…

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    Robert Todd Lincoln

    Jason Emerson talked about Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln’s oldest son. He is the author of the forthcoming biography, Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T.…

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    Abraham Lincoln and the Todd Family

    History professor Stephen Berry talked about the relationships of President Abraham Lincoln and the Todd family - the 13 brothers and sisters of first lady Mary Todd…

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    Life in the Lincoln White House

    Author and architectural historian William Seale discussed life in the Lincoln White House and how the Lincoln family’s presence there during wartime reinforced the idea of the White…

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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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    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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    Southern Perceptions of Abraham Lincoln

    Peter Carmichael talked about Southern perceptions of Abraham Lincoln after the 1860 election. With four candidates on the ballot, Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election…

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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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