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    Last Speeches of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A discussion on Lincoln’s second inaugural address and MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech was held at the National Cathedral. President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol March 4, 1865, a…

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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:…

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    Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon

    Douglas Wilson, co-editor of Herndon on Lincoln: Letters, talked about the writings of William H. Herndon, Abraham Lincoln’s biographer and law partner. “William H. Herndon in His Own Voice” was…

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    President Lincoln's Dreams of Death

    Jonathan White spoke about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the dreams the president had that may have presaged his death. “Lincoln’s Dreams of Death” was part of a symposium on the life,…

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    President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Author, historian, and Lincoln Studies Center co-director Douglas Wilson talks about the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago on November 19,…

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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…

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    Moral Character and the Presidency

    This program is part of the “Presidents in Perspective” symposium at Boston College. Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion called, “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential…

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    Lincoln's Virtues

    As part of the Institute’s Fifth Annual Symposium Professor Miller talked about his book, Lincoln’s Virtues, published by Alfred A. Knopf. He described Lincoln’s ethical stance on the issue of slavery and explored the issue by looking at the…

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    Lincoln Cottage Re-Opening

    A grand re-opening ceremony was held for President Lincoln’s Cottage at the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument as part of the beginning of the two-year celebration of the bicentennial of…

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    Lincoln Symposium

    A panel of authors responded to audience members' questions about their books and about Abraham Lincoln. Mark Steiner wrote, An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, published by Northern Illinois…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

    Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor John…

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    Honor's Voice

    Douglas Wilson talked about his book, Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, published by Knopf. The book examines Lincoln’s life from 1831 to his marriage in 1842. During this…

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    Lincolns Sword

    Douglas Wilson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, published by Knopf. He described Lincoln’s development as a writer from his earliest work to his final…

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    Lincoln's Sword

    Mr. Wilson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, published by Knopf. He described Lincoln’s development as a writer from his earliest work to his final speeches. Wilson…

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    Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Wilson received the 1999 Lincoln Award for his book Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, published by Alfred A. Knopf. He talked about his book and described the young Abraham…

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    Mr. Lincoln's Family

    Participants talked about the relationship Lincoln had with his immediate family, his cabinet and other political figures. They focused on his early childhood and the characteristics that he…

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    Lincoln Scholarship Part 1

    Several historians shared their recent discoveries about Abraham Lincoln’s life using original source materials. Wilson talked about resources for information on Abraham Lincoln’s early adulthood. Burlingame…

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    The Inner Jefferson

    On the lawn of Monticello, Andrew Burstein spoke about his new book, The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist, which examines President Thomas Jefferson’s private correspondence. He…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    University of Maryland Professor John Splaine discussed the sites of the first couple of Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the impact of the debates. Other scholars discussed their areas of…

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