The Enduring Lincoln

“Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the… read more

“Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of Columbia University to observe the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth in 1809 and to mark the publication of Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World, edited by Eric Foner (W.W. Norton & Company). Moderator David Blight noted that, in 1893 Frederick Douglass declared there was nothing new to say about Lincoln - but, as Bright observes, “nothing in Lincoln scholarship is ever settled.” Topics included President Lincoln’s evolving ideas on faith; the mythology of his boyhood, marriage, and family life; and parallels to civil liberties issues with post September 11 constitutional dilemmas. close

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  • David W. Blight Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
  • Richard J. Carwardine Professor Oxford University->American History
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The Enduring Lincoln

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Program ID:
283880-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 7, 2009
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2009

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  • Feb 07, 2009 | 8:28pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 07, 2009 | 11:29pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 10, 2009 | 11:49am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2009 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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