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    Lincoln and the American Founding

    Historian Lucas Morel argued that Abraham Lincoln was greatly influenced by his reading of documents and papers of the Founding Fathers. This program was part of the Lincoln Forum’s annual…

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    A House Built by Slaves

    Author Jonathan White talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s White House invitations to African Americans, and the impact of those meetings on race relations. Among those who received…

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    David Reynolds and H.W. Brands on Abraham Lincoln

    Historians David Reynolds and H.W. Brands discussed Abraham Lincoln as part of a virtual symposium on his life and times that was hosted by Ford’s Theatre and the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

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    Lincoln and African Americans

    Historians discussed President Abraham Lincoln’s views and policies on race and examined letters and petitions written by African Americans to the 16th president. This program was part of the…

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    Ends of War

    University of Virginia Center for Civil War History director Caroline Janney examined military and political uncertainty in the weeks following the end of the Civil War in 1865. This program was…

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    Lincoln on Founding Fathers and Race

    Abraham Lincoln scholars Lucas Morel and Mark Steiner discussed how the Founding Fathers influenced Lincoln’s presidency as well as his evolving views on race and citizenship. Mr. Morel is the author…

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    Civil War-Era Washington

    The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a panel discussion on Washington, D.C., during the Civil War era. Tamika Nunley talked about the lives of African American…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society…

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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…

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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. Speakers included Craig Symonds of…

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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. His transition to…

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    John Brown and Abraham Lincoln

    In October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm the area’s…

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    Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy

    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad conductor, an abolitionist, a Union spy, a Civil War nurse, and a suffragist. The Lincoln Forum…

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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…

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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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    Remembering the 1963 March on Washington

    As part of its Cabinet Conversations series, Ford’s Theatre hosted a panel discussion titled, “Remembering the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Moderated by Jonathan White of…

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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Civil War scholar Jonathan White talked about how Abraham Lincoln interacted with African Americans he met during his time in office. He explained how Lincoln’s willingness to have African…

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    Lincoln and Antebellum Views on Death

    Author Brian Dirck examined accounts written by close associates of Abraham Lincoln to explain the president’s view of death before the Civil War. Mr. Dirck argued that Lincoln balanced his…

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    Union's Moral Motivations in the Civil War

    Author Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, which she argued made Northerners believe they were saving the South. She explored the…

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    The Soldier Experience

    Author Peter Carmichael used letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers to examine their battle experience, mental state, and political outlook. He argued that the daily life of a…

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