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    Lincoln and the American Founding

    Historian Lucas Morel argued that Abraham Lincoln was greatly influenced by his reading of documents and papers of the Founding Fathers. This program was part of the Lincoln Forum’s annual…

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    A House Built by Slaves

    Author Jonathan White talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s White House invitations to African Americans, and the impact of those meetings on race relations. Among those who received…

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    David Reynolds and H.W. Brands on Abraham Lincoln

    Historians David Reynolds and H.W. Brands discussed Abraham Lincoln as part of a virtual symposium on his life and times that was hosted by Ford’s Theatre and the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

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    Lincoln and African Americans

    Historians discussed President Abraham Lincoln’s views and policies on race and examined letters and petitions written by African Americans to the 16th president. This program was part of the…

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    Lincoln on Founding Fathers and Race

    Abraham Lincoln scholars Lucas Morel and Mark Steiner discussed how the Founding Fathers influenced Lincoln’s presidency as well as his evolving views on race and citizenship. Mr. Morel is the author…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society…

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    Teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

    The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their approaches to teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Speakers included Craig Symonds of…

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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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    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address is widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American political history. Edward’s Achorn’s book, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second…

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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Civil War scholar Jonathan White talked about how Abraham Lincoln interacted with African Americans he met during his time in office. He explained how Lincoln’s willingness to have African…

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    Lincoln and Antebellum Views on Death

    Author Brian Dirck examined accounts written by close associates of Abraham Lincoln to explain the president’s view of death before the Civil War. Mr. Dirck argued that Lincoln balanced his…

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    President-Elect Lincoln

    Author Michael Burlingame spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s actions as president-elect between his November 1860 election and his March 1861 inauguration. Following his…

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    Lincoln and the Environment

    Author James Tackach spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln and the natural environment. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic…

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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.

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    USS Monitor Warship

    Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Life and Legacy

    Historians discussed President Lincoln at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford’s Theatre Society co-host.

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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…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigrants

    Jason Silverman, author of Lincoln and the Immigrant, talked about Abraham Lincoln’s personal, professional, and political relationship with the immigrant population. “I am not a Know Nothing...How Can I…

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