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  • Lincoln and the Soldiers Vote in 1864
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    Lincoln and the Soldiers' Vote in 1864

    Judge Williams, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, talked about the reasons that 70 percent of the soldiers of the Union Army voted for Lincoln in the 1864 election.…

  • Writings of Abraham Lincoln
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    Writings of Abraham Lincoln

    Scholars and guests examined the final stages of the Civil War and beginning of the Reconstruction era through the writings of President Abraham Lincoln. They paid particular attention to…

  • emAbraham Lincoln The Writerem
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    Abraham Lincoln, The Writer

    Mr. Holzer discussed with 5th graders the book he compiled and edited for young people Abraham Lincoln, The Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters, published by Boyd Mills Press. This book…

  • emThe Civil War and the TwoParty Systemem
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    The Civil War and the Two-Party System

    Professor Neely discussed some of the themes of his book The Union Divided: Party Conflict in the Civil War North. In his talk Professor Neely examined how ideas about religion and…

  • A Personal Look at Lincoln
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    A Personal Look at Lincoln

    Mr. Smith talked about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, describing in detail the planning and the fund-raising. The buildings will be finished…

  • Ulysses S Grant
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    Ulysses S. Grant

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss appeared on stage with historian Harold Holzer. They described the life of Ulysses S. Grant, former president and Civil War Union Army general, using his own writings,…

  • Abraham Lincoln Portrait Exhibit
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    Abraham Lincoln Portrait Exhibit

    Mr. Holzer talked about the paintings and sculptures of Abraham Lincoln at an exhibit in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • Lincolns Assassination
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    Lincoln's Assassination

    Mr. Steers talked about the assassination of President Lincoln, and attempted to dispel some of the popular myths surrounding the assassination. Following prepared remarks, he responded to…

  • emLincoln at Cooper Unionem
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    Lincoln at Cooper Union

    Mr. Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President, published by Simon and Schuster. He also discussed the New York Metropolitan…

  • emForced Into Gloryem
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    Forced Into Glory

    Lerone Bennett spoke about his book Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, published by Johnson Publishing. The book depicts President Lincoln as a racist who grudgingly came to the decision…

  • The Legacy of  emThe Killer Angelsem The Civil War Trilogy
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    The Legacy of The Killer Angels: The Civil War Trilogy

    Mr. Shaara talked about the legacy of his father’s historical novel The Killer Angels. Michael Shaara wrote The Killer Angels in 1974 and it was awarded the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.…

  • Richard Current Awards Dinner
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    Richard Current Awards Dinner

    Professor Donald, whose many books include a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln, was the recipient of the Lincoln Forum’s annual “Richard Nelson Current Award", which was established…

  • emLincoln at Homeem
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    Lincoln at Home

    Panelists discussed Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln’s Family Life by David Herbert Donald, published by Simon & Schuster. Holzer is the author of Lincoln Seen and Heard,…

  • emLincolns Deathbed in Art and Memoryem
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    Lincoln's Deathbed in Art and Memory

    Mr. Holzer and Mr. Williams gave a slide presentation as they talked about their book, Lincoln’s Deathbed in Art and Memory: The “Rubber Room” Phenomenon, published by Thomas Publications. They studied the…

  • Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
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    Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Holzer and Mr. Harris talked about the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. They focused on how Lincoln was remembered by his contemporaries. They also focused on some of the misconceptions and…

  • Mr Lincolns Family
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    Mr. Lincoln's Family

    Participants talked about the relationship Lincoln had with his immediate family, his cabinet and other political figures. They focused on his early childhood and the characteristics that he…

  • Letters to President Lincoln
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    Letters to President Lincoln

    Mr. Holzer talked about the research for his new book, The Lincoln Mailbag, America Writes to the President, 1861-1865: Letters to the President, 1861-1865. He focused on how the letters to…

  • Favorite Civil War Books
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    Favorite Civil War Books

    Mr. Holzer talked about his favorite Civil War book and about why he thinks people are so interested in the Civil War.

  • emThe Lincoln Mailbagem
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    The Lincoln Mailbag

    Mr. Holzer talked about his book, The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861-1865, published by Southern Illinois University Press. This book is a sequel to Mr. Holzer’s…

  • Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination
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    Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination

    In this first panel historians and authors discussed President Lincoln’s assassination which occurred on April 14, 1865. They highlighted the events which led to the assassination and the popular…

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