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  • Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration
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    Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration

    Dickinson College History Professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between…

  • Discussion on the Presidential Campaign of 1864
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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 and his relationship…

  • Discussion on Historical Accuracy of the Movie emLincolnem
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    Historical Accuracy of the Movie Lincoln

    Matthew Pinsker talked about Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, analyzing what was fact and what was Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker spoke about the historical significance of the events the movie portrays, but also…

  • President Lincoln in 1861
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    President Lincoln in 1861

    Professor Matthew Pinsker talked about President Abraham Lincoln and his transformation into a wartime commander-in-chief. The presentation, “Lincoln in 1861: Becoming Commander-in-Chief,”…

  • Matthew Pinsker at Manassas National Battlefield
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    Matthew Pinsker at Manassas National Battlefield

    Matthew Pinsker remotely responded to viewer calls at Manassas National Battlefield, where the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, was being…

  • Lincoln Cottage
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    Lincoln Cottage

    A tour was given of Abraham Lincoln’s cottage at the Soldier’s Home. The Soldier’s Home was founded in 1851 and served as a residence for disabled military veterans in Washington, D.C.…

  • emLincolns Sanctuary The Soldiers Homeem
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    Lincoln's Sanctuary: The Soldiers' Home

    Mr. Pinsker talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home, published by Oxford University Press, which depicts Lincoln and his family moving into a small cottage in Washington, D.C., on the…