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  • Reconstruction Race and Andrew Johnson
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    Reconstruction, Race, and Andrew Johnson

    Historian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, Reconstruction: A Concise History. He argued that despite the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Reconstruction period failed to…

  • USS Monitor Warship
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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…

  • Abraham Lincolns Life and Legacy
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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.

  • Free Speech and the First Amendment
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    Free Speech and the First Amendment

    Author and historian Allen Guelzo gave a lecture on free speech and the First Amendment. He discussed student protests against invited speakers to college campuses and warned against…

  • Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo
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    Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo

    Historian Gary Gallagher talked with Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen Guelzo about his previous work on President Abraham Lincoln as well as his current project on Confederate General Robert…

  • Liberal Arts Education
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    Liberal Arts Education

    Scholars and authors talked about liberal arts education and freedom of speech on college campuses. Speakers included an Indiana University professor who invited conservative author Charles Murray to…

  • Lincoln Slavery and the Dred Scott Case
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    Lincoln, Slavery, and the Dred Scott Case

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about Abraham Lincoln, his views on slavery, and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision. Professor Guelzo described Lincoln’s upbringing and the career path…

  • Abraham Lincolns Life Career and Legacy
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    Abraham Lincoln's Life, Career, and Legacy

    Historians talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, and legacy. Speakers include Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery; Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation:…

  • Abraham Lincolns Record and Reputation
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    Abraham Lincoln's Record and Reputation

    Allen Guelzo, author of Redeeming the Great Emancipator, talked about President Lincoln’s record and reputation. “Hating Lincoln, or, Why So Many Americans Think the Great Emancipator is No Longer…

  • Discussion on Religion and the Civil War
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    Religion and the Civil War

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about the Civil War and whether the conflict brought an end to the dominance of religion in American culture, making the U.S. a more secular nation. He argued…

  • Lincolns Legacy and the 13th Amendment
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    Lincoln's Legacy and the 13th Amendment

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and the 13th amendment. Speakers and panelists included William “Bro” Adams, Allen Guelzo, Sidney Blumenthal, David Rubenstein,…

  • Inaugural GuggenheimLehrman Prize in Military History
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    Inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

    The inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, worth $50,000, was awarded on March 17, 2014, in New York City. Finalists for the prize read selections from their books prior to the…

  • emGettysburg The Last Invasionem
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    Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

    Allen Guelzo talked about his book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, in which he recounts the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place on July 1-3, 1863. In his book, the author examines the…

  • General George Meade at Williamsport
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    General George Meade at Williamsport

    Allen Guelzo spoke at an event honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. He talked about Union General George Meade’s decisions at Williamsport, Maryland, after the Army of the…

  • The Reputation of Abraham Lincoln
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    The Reputation of Abraham Lincoln

    Allen Guelzo delivered the keynote address of the Abraham Lincoln Associaiton’s celebration on the 202nd birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Professor Guelzo gave an assessment of the rise,…

  • Panel on LincolnDouglas Debates
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    Panel on Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The panel discussed the Lincoln-Douglas debates in the framework of the Herndon letters, which was a collection of interviews from those who were involved in the Lincoln-Douglas debates. They…

  • Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered
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    Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered

    Lincoln scholars examined the continuing public interest in the 16th president. They also took questions and discussed the state of scholarship on Lincoln.

  • Town Hall Meeting on Lincolns Legacy
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    Town Hall Meeting on Lincoln's Legacy

    A panel of civic leaders and historians talked with a diverse audience about racial divisions past and present, impediments to economic opportunity, and how President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy can shed light on the ongoing…

  • Lincoln Birthday Tribute
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    Lincoln Birthday Tribute

    First lady Laura Bush welcomed dignitaries and representatives of Ford’s Theatre and talked about President Lincoln’s love of the performing arts. She noted that February 12 is the 199th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s…

  • emLincolns Emancipation Proclamationem
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    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Professor Guelzo talked about his book, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, published by Simon and Schuster. In a talk titled “I Freed Who? The Eight Lies We…

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