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  • Dreams of Civil War Americans
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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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  • Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton
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    Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton

    Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War through…

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  • Abraham Lincolns Friendships
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    Abraham Lincoln's Friendships

    Scholars talked about Abraham Lincoln’s friendships, both before and after he became president. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    860 views
  • People and Ideas That Shaped Lincoln
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    People and Ideas That Shaped Lincoln

    Panelists talked about the people and ideas that shaped Abraham Lincoln’s political persona. Panelists included Harold Holzer, Ronald White, Richard Brookhiser, and Sidney Blumenthal.

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  • Lincoln and the Founding Fathers
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    Lincoln and the Founding Fathers

    Richard Brookhiser talked about how the ideas of Founding Fathers such as George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson influenced Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts and policies during the Civil…

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  • Lincoln and Kennedy Assassinations
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    Lincoln and Kennedy Assassinations

    Author and historian James Swanson compared the assassinations of presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. He described some of their personal similarities as well as the differences…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and Economic Opportunity
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    Abraham Lincoln and Economic Opportunity

    Harold Holzer talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s outlook on economic growth, opportunity, and equality. He spoke about President Lincoln’s belief that every citizen has a right to “rise up,” including…

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  • Discussion on the Presidential Campaign of 1864
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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…

    607 views
  • Portraying Historical Figures
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    Portraying Historical Figures

    Actor Stephen Lang portrayed James Jackson Purman - a Union first lieutenant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Lang presented Lieutenant Purman as if he were speaking…

    801 views
  • Conduct of the Civil War in 1861
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    Conduct of the Civil War in 1861

    Lincoln and Civil War scholars debated why the Civil War didn’t end in 1861, the year that it began. They discussed why the numerous advantages of the Union did not bring the war to a swift conclusion. Topics included…

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  • Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided
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    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Frank…

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  • emThe New York Timesem and the Silent PresidentElect
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    The New York Times and the Silent President-Elect

    On the 150th anniversary of the election of the 16th president, historian Harold Holzer spoke about President-Elect Abraham Lincoln’s strategic silence during what was known as “The Secession Winter.” From Election Day until…

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  • New York and the Impeachment of President  Johnson
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    New York and the Impeachment of President Johnson

    Mr. Trefousse talked about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson and its impact on New York politics. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Hans Trefousse is the author of…

    325 views
  • emLincolns White House Secretaryem
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    Lincoln's White House Secretary

    Eleanor Stoddard and Harold Holzer talked about their book Lincoln’s White House Secretary: The Adventurous Life of William O. Stoddard, published by Southern Illinois University Press. William Osborn Stoddard,…

    181 views
  • New Lincoln Books
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    New Lincoln Books

    Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Harold Holzer talked about recent and upcoming books about President Lincoln at the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.

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  • emLincoln in the Times The Life of Abraham Lincolnem
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    Lincoln in the "Times": The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Harold Holzer was interviewed about the book he co-edited with David Herbert Donald, Lincoln in the “Times:” The Life of Abraham Lincoln as Originally Reported in "The New York Times", published…

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  • Lincoln Assassination Special Part 2
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    Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 2

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted to studying…

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  • Lincoln Assassination Special
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    Lincoln Assassination Special

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The 2005 meeting was devoted…

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  • Lincoln Forum Symposium Keynote Address
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    Lincoln Forum Symposium Keynote Address

    The Lincoln Forum’s 2005 The Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement was presented to John McClarey and Frank J. Williams. John McClarey is the sculptor who created the statuette for the award,…

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  • Whats New in Lincoln Books
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    What's New in Lincoln Books

    At the Lincoln Forum Symposium historians and Abraham Lincoln scholars discussed new books about Abraham Lincoln and his times. The panelists recommended or criticized many Lincoln-related books that…

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