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    Abraham Lincoln and 1860-61 Presidential Transition

    Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election over three challengers with less than 40 percent of the popular vote and without a single electoral vote from a slave state. His transition to…

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    John Brown and Abraham Lincoln

    In October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm the area’s…

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    Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy

    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad conductor, an abolitionist, a Union spy, a Civil War nurse, and a suffragist. The Lincoln Forum…

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    Dreams of Civil War Americans

    Author Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. He detailed the dreams of several individuals and reflected on the underlying…

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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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