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  • Lincoln and the Fugitive Slave Act
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    Lincoln and the Fugitive Slave Act

    Andrew Delbanco is the author of The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. He talked about Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts…

  • Discussion on Grant and Lincoln
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    Discussion on Grant and Lincoln

    Authors Charles Calhoun, Jonathan White, and John Marszalek discussed the leadership of Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln.

  • Abraham Lincolns Enemies
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    Abraham Lincoln's Enemies

    Scholars talked about people who disliked and opposed Abraham Lincoln during his presidency, including members of his own cabinet. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum…

  • Reconstruction After Lincolns Assassination
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    Reconstruction After Lincoln's Assassination

    Frank Williams talked about politics and culture after President Lincoln’s assassination and the Reconstruction Era that followed. This talk was part of the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.…

  • President Lincoln Funeral Reenactment
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    President Lincoln's Funeral 150th Anniversary

    American History TV presented live coverage from Springfield, Illinois, on the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s funeral. Coverage included a reenactment of the funeral procession…

  • 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…

  • Mary Todd Lincoln Reconsidered
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    Mary Todd Lincoln Reconsidered

    Frank Williams talked about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and how historians have remembered her. Many historians disagree about Mary Todd Lincoln, some calling her corrupt and mentally…

  • 150th Anniversary of President Lincolns Grand Review
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    150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Grand Review

    The 150th anniversary of the November 20, 1861 “Grand Review” by President Lincoln of some 70,000 Union soldiers at Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, was commemorated with a re-enactment on…

  • President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership
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    President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership

    Geoffrey Perret talked about President Lincoln as a leader, and compared Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, and John F. Kennedy. Following prepared remarks, he responded to…

  • emThe New York Timesem and the Silent PresidentElect
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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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    Mr. Lincolns T-Mails

    Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, published by Collins. Mr. Wheeler, a leader in the telecommunications…

  • Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed President Lincoln’s timing of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation. They focused on the legal grounding for the proclamation and what it accomplished. The panelists also responded to questions from…

  • 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…

  • Presidential Power in Wartime
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    Presidential Power in Wartime

    A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought to expand presidential…

  • Lincoln and the West
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    Lincoln and the West

    James McPherson spoke about President Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the West and his opposition to the expansion of slavery. He responded to questions from members of the audience. “Lincoln and the…

  • emTell Me of Lincolnem
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    Tell Me of Lincoln

    William Styple talked about his book Tell Me of Lincoln: Memories of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Life in Old New York (Belle Grove Publishing Company; October 1, 2009) and told stories of…

  • President Lincolns Humor
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    President Lincoln's Humor

    Richard Carwardine talked about the humor of President Abraham Lincoln. Topics included the political satire of the Civil War era. Then he responded to questions from members of the audience. Former Rhode Island Chief…

  • emLincolns Avengers  Justice Revenge and Reunion after the Civil Warem
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    Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War

    Elizabeth Leonard talked about her book Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War, published by W. W. Norton and Company. In the book she explored the role of Judge…

  • Why Was Lincoln Murdered
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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…

  • Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document
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    Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document

    A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was elected to the presidency. Kurt Schmoke…

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