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  • Lincolns Evolution on Slavery
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    Lincoln's Evolution on Slavery

    Harold Holzer moderated a panel discussion on how President Lincoln’s opposition to slavery while respecting its protection by the Constitution put him at odds with both Southern slaveholders and Northern…

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  • Reaction to Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed the reaction to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation such as New York’s response of ousting Republicans from statewide office, heightening the criticism of the president, and by rioting against…

    634 views
  • LincolnDouglas 150th House Divided Speech Event
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    Lincoln-Douglas 150th House Divided Speech Event

    The 150th anniversary observance of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates included a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln’s famous “House Divided Speech” in the same room he gave it to the Illinois…

    988 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the third in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois…

    1,090 views
  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the second in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois in the Senate.…

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  • LincolnDouglas Alton Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate Review

    Professors John Splaine and Edna Greene Medford talked about their impressions of this debate, including its significance as the last debate and all the various issues raised in the…

    1,666 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Review

    Professors John Simon and Edna Greene Medford talked about the significance of this debate for both Lincoln and Douglas and the issues raised in it, such as slavery and states' rights.…

    299 views
  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Review

    Professors Juliet Walker and Stephen Oates discussed their impressions of this re-enactment. They also talked about the effects that the Freeport debate had on the career of Senator Douglas…

    391 views
  • Favorite Civil War Books
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    Favorite Civil War Books

    At the Lincoln Forum Mr. Buss was asked about his favorite Civil War books.

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  • LincolnDouglas Debates Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    Professors Zarefsky and Medford spoke about the history of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and slavery in the U.S. during the third in a series of Lincoln-Douglas debate previews.

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