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    Ex-Confederates and Post-Civil War Pardons

    Author and former jurist Frank Williams looked at the question facing Union leaders in the post-war era: Should ex-Confederates receive pardons? He discussed President Andrew Johnson’s lenient…

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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…

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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 to a swift conclusion. Topics included…

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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 members of the audience. Frank…

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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 “The Secession Winter.” From Election Day until…

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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…

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    Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was devoted to…

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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.…

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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…

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    New Lincoln Books

    Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Harold Holzer talked about recent and upcoming books about President Lincoln at the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.

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    Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 2

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted to studying…

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    Lincoln Assassination Special

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted…

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    Lincoln Forum Symposium Keynote Address

    The Lincoln Forum’s 2005 The Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement was presented to John McClarey and Frank J. Williams. John McClarey is the sculptor who created the statuette for the award,…

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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. In his remarks he talked about the importance of…

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    What's New in Lincoln Books

    At the Lincoln Forum Symposium historians and Abraham Lincoln scholars discussed new books about Abraham Lincoln and his times. The panelists recommended or criticized many Lincoln-related books that…

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    Negotiating for Peace During the Civil War

    The speakers talked about President Lincoln and the Civil War, focusing on efforts to negotiate peace during the Civil War. Mr. McPherson was the keynote speaker. Following prepared…

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    The Lincolns at Home

    The panelists talked about the private lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. They responded to questions from the moderator and the audience. Mr. Holzer moderated the panel.

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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