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    1864 Presidential Election

    Christopher Newport University Professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham Lincoln against his former top general, Democrat George McClellan. With casualties mounting and Union armies stalemated in the field, Professor White said by August 1864 Lincoln was unpopular with the electorate, leaving the commander-in-chief convinced he would lose. But a Democratic platform conciliatory to the Confederates -- viewed by many as traitorous -- coupled with the fall of Atlanta to Union forces, helped propel Lincoln* to a landslide victory.

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    •   Abraham American History TV
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    The Crooked Path to Abolition

    Civil War historian James Oakes examined how Abraham Lincoln thoughout his political career used the Constitution to abolish slavery.

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    Discussion on the House Where President Lincoln Died

    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln* died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth.

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    •   Abraham American History TV
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    Portraying Abraham Lincoln

    This was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director Paul Tetreault talked with playwright Richard Hellesen who wrote Necessary Sacrifices -- a Ford's commissioned play about two meetings between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. They were joined by actors David Selby and Craig Wallace who played Lincoln* and Douglass, respectively.

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    Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election

    Gary Ecelbarger talked about his book, The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to win the 1860 Republican Nomination. He explained how Lincoln* bounced back from his 1858 Senate race loss to become the new Republican Party's candidate for president two years later.

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    •   Abraham American History TV
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    Abraham Lincoln's Legend

    In this program from the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Philip Kunhardt III talked about "the story of the story" -- how the slain president's legend took shape from the time of his 1865 assassination to the 1926 death of his eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln. ... Kunhardt is a co-author of Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon.

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    •   Abraham History & Society
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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. ... A video clip was shown of the Lincoln Bedroom from the documentary The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home and others spoke in video from President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C.; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois; and the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky.

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    Abraham Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet of 1862

    William Harris, author of Lincoln and Congress, talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 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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    Lincoln's Sense of Humor

    Author Richard Carwardine spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln's sense of humor. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford's Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. to highlight the 16th president's life, career and legacy.

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    Illinois Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    Mark Flotow's book, In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home, features the writings of 165 troops from Abraham Lincoln's home state and covers the war from the earliest enlistees through final muster. ... He was interviewed by Mark DePue of the Abraham Lincoln* Presidential Library and Museum, which hosted this discussion and provided the video.

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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. ... The Lincoln Forum provided this video.

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    •   Abraham History & Society
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    Lincoln's Generals' Wives

    Candice Hooper talked about her book Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the civil War for Better and for Worse, in which she profiles the wives of Lincoln's generals, Ellen Sherman, Julia Grant, Jessie Fremont, and Nelly McClellan, and how their relationships' with their respective husbands and President Lincoln affected the Civil War.

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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. ... Ted Widmer, author of Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington, talked about this tumultuous period in U.S. history with Harold Holzer of the Lincoln* Forum, which hosted this conversation and provided the video.

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    John Brown and Abraham Lincoln

    That same fall, Abraham Lincoln -- then a prospective presidential candidate -- made a speaking tour of Midwestern states in which he called for more measured, political solutions to the problem of slavery. ... Brands talked about his book, The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom, which compares and contrasts the stories of these two men and their radically different approaches to the era's greatest question. The Lincoln Forum hosted this discussion and provided the video.

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    Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy

    The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion with scholars Catherine Clinton and Manisha Sinha about Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. ... The Lincoln Forum provided this video.

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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 Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, tells the story of that speech through the eyes and ears of those who witnessed it, including Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and John Wilkes Booth. The author talked about that portentous day in March 1865 with Frank Williams of the Lincoln* Forum, which hosted this conversation and provided the video.

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    Frederick Douglass - An American Life

    Along with depictions of Douglass at various ages, the film includes portrayals of John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman.

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    Lincoln's Mentors

    Law professor Michael Gerhardt looked at the historical figures who inspired Abraham Lincoln.

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    Washington Journal: David Reynolds Discusses His Biography of Abraham Lincoln

    David Reynolds on His Biography of Abraham Lincoln

    Reynolds discusses his biography of Abraham Lincoln and how he unified the country after a divisive election.

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    Presidential Retreats

    This program looked at presidential retreats, with a focus on Abraham Lincoln's summer cottage, Herbert Hoover's Shenandoah mountains fishing camp, and stories about the Kennedys, Clintons, and Obamas in Martha's Vineyard.

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