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  • emLincoln PresidentElectem
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    Lincoln President-Elect

    Harold Holzer talked about his book Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 (Simon and Schuster; October 21, 2008). In his book about the presidential…

  • Lincolns Evolution on Slavery
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    Lincoln's Evolution on Slavery

    Harold Holzer moderated a panel discussion on how President Lincoln’s opposition to slavery while respecting its protection by the Constitution put him at odds with both Southern slaveholders and Northern…

  • Lincolns Right Makes Might Speech
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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 the speech, Lincoln…

  • Lincoln Memorial Rededication
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    Lincoln Memorial Rededication

    The Lincoln Memorial was rededicated to mark the 2009 bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The memorial was originally dedicated on May 30, 1922. Among those in attendance that day…

  • Reaction to Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed the reaction to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation such as New York’s response of ousting Republicans from statewide office, heightening the criticism of the president, and by rioting against…

  • Congressional Celebration of Lincolns 200th Birthday
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    Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

    President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, President Obama said he felt…

  • Lincoln and Obama Presidencies
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    Lincoln and Obama Presidencies

    Harold Holzer spoke about how President Barack Obama used President Abraham Lincoln as an inspiration and he talked about parallels between the histories of the two presidents. He talked about the purpose of…

  • Lincoln in His Time and Ours
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    Lincoln in His Time and Ours

    “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…

  • The Lincoln Children
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    The Lincoln Children

    Harold Holzer spoke about President Lincoln’s family in a speech titled “To See Ourselves as Others See Us: The Lincoln Family Album Re-Opened.” Using a photographic slideshow, Mr. Holzer spoke about…

  • Lincoln 200th Birthday Dinner
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    Lincoln 200th Birthday Dinner

    The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia held their Bicentennial Birthday Celebration for President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. The main speaker was Craig Symonds, the author…

  • Harold Holzer on Rededication of the Lincoln Memorial
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    Harold Holzer on Rededication of the Lincoln Memorial

    Harold Holzer talked about the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth on February 12th, 1809. Mr. Holzer also responded to telephone calls…

  • President Abraham Lincoln
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    President Abraham Lincoln

    Two authors talked about different views of President Abraham Lincoln and his use of new technology during the civil war from books they wrote. Harold Holzer talked about a speech Lincoln gave in New York and discusses…

  • emThe Lincoln Anthologyem
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    The Lincoln Anthology

    Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about the book he edited, The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now (Library of…

  • Abraham Lincoln 200th Birthday Toast by Harold Holzer
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    Abraham Lincoln 200th Birthday Toast by Harold Holzer

    Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer held the Abraham Lincoln 200th birthday toast at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony
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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 on the plaza…

  • White House Historians
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    White House Historians

    Telephone lines were open for comments and questions about President Lincoln’s White House. Harold Holzer responded to the comments and questions as part of C-SPAN’s White House Week programming on the…

  • The Lincoln White House
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    The Lincoln White House

    Harold Holzer spoke about the White House during the Lincoln administration. He spoke about Lincoln’s office, now known as the Lincoln bedroom, the use of the residence during the U.S. Civil War, and…

  • 145th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address
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    145th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

    Ken Burns was the featured speaker at an annual observation at Soldiers' National Cemetery of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The ceremony marked the 145th anniversary of the Gettysburg…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Tricia Barba talked about Senator McCain’s proposal to Senator Obama for 10 town hall debates in the style of Lincoln-Douglas debates. Telephone lines were open for comments on this topic,…

  • Lincoln Bicentennial
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    Lincoln Bicentennial

    Participating by remote connection from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville, Kentucky, the guests discussed the special events marking the 200th anniversary of…

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