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    Fugitive Slave Act and Immigration

    Dickinson College History Professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between…

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    Teaching Underground Railroad History

    Historians talked about some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explored how to…

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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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    Historical Accuracy of the Movie Lincoln

    Matthew Pinsker talked about Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, analyzing what was fact and what was Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker spoke about the historical significance of the events the movie portrays, but also…

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    Wartime Press

    Panelists talked about the evolution of the American wartime press from the Civil War to the present. They spoke about the relationship between the press and the executive branch, and the…

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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course…

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    President Lincoln in 1861

    Professor Matthew Pinsker talked about President Abraham Lincoln and his transformation into a wartime commander-in-chief. The presentation, “Lincoln in 1861: Becoming Commander-in-Chief,”…

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    Matthew Pinsker at Manassas National Battlefield

    Matthew Pinsker remotely responded to viewer calls at Manassas National Battlefield, where the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, was being…

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    Lincoln Summer White House

    Historians spoke about President Lincoln’s summer retreat cottage located near the Soldiers Home in Washington, D.C. The cottage was used as Lincoln’s Summer White House much as Camp David is used by current…

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    The Election of 1860

    Professor Matthew Pinsker lectured a class at Dickinson College, where he teaches a history course on the election of 1860. In this class, Professor Pinsker focused specifically on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the…

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    Lincoln Cottage

    A tour was given of Abraham Lincoln’s cottage at the Soldier’s Home. The Soldier’s Home was founded in 1851 and served as a residence for disabled military veterans in Washington, D.C.…

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    Lincoln's Sanctuary: The Soldiers' Home

    Mr. Pinsker talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home, published by Oxford University Press, which depicts Lincoln and his family moving into a small cottage in Washington, D.C., on the…

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    Past Presidential Elections

    The guests discussed past presidential elections. They talked about which elections were close, which created controversy, and other historical data from past elections. Guests responded to…

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    The Lincolns at Home

    The panelists talked about the private lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. They responded to questions from the moderator and the audience. Mr. Holzer moderated the panel.

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    Lincoln's Summer Residence

    Mr. Pinsker talked about President Lincoln’s summer house, Soldier’s Home. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience.

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