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  • Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln

    The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosted three authors who discussed various aspects of Abraham Lincoln’s life and career. Featured were David Kent, Elizabeth Smith Brownstein,…

  • Joe Wiegand Portrays Theodore Roosevelt
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    Theodore Roosevelt's Life and Times

    Joe Wiegand portrayed Theodore Roosevelt in an appearance before the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. He recounted the 26th president’s life and times, including his unexpected…

  • Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed
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    Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

    Professor Charles Strozier talked about letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed. Professor Strozier is the author of Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring…

  • Abraham Lincoln and Immigration
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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Jason H. Silverman talked about his book, Lincoln and the Immigrant. He described Abraham Lincoln’s encounters, as a lawyer and politician, with immigrants, including Haitians, Cubans, and…

  • Details of the Lincoln Assassination
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    Details of the Lincoln Assassination

    Kathryn Canavan talked about her book, Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President. Ms. Canavan, a former crime reporter, told stories and showed images…

  • Lincolns Antislavery Politics
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    Lincoln's Antislavery Politics

    James Oakes talked about Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with abolitionist movements and antislavery politics. Mr. Oakes spoke about the abolitionist movements of the day and how they helped…

  • Discussion on the Assassination and Legacy of President Lincoln
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    Assassination and Legacy of President Lincoln

    Michael Kauffman talked about the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his impact on the U.S. and the world following his assassination. He also spoke about John Wilkes Booth’s motives for killing the president and how…

  • Discussion on President Abraham Lincolns International Influence
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    Lincoln's International Influence

    Paul Quigley talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s image has been adapted internationally for different purposes since his death in 1865. Mr. Quigley described the malleability of Lincoln’s image for various causes,…

  • Radicals Abolitionists and Lincolns Reelection
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    Radicals, Abolitionists and Lincoln's Reelection

    Michael Burlingame talked about the varying degrees of support abolitionists provided Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham…

  • Discussion on Abraham Lincolns 1864 Campaign Biographies
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    Lincoln's 1864 Campaign Biographies

    Thomas Horrocks, author of Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies, talked about Lincoln’s 1864 campaign and how print media played a role in the presidential race. Candidates in the 1864 presidential…

  • Lincoln Lieber and the Law of War Panel
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    Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War Panel

    Author and law professor Gary Solis talked about the 1863 Lieber Code, authored by legal scholar Francis Lieber during the Civil War. The document was one of the first attempts to codify the…

  • Lincoln Lieber and the Law of War
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    Lincoln, Lieber and the Law of War

    Panelists talked about the development of the Lieber Code, a code of war drafted during the Civil War and adopted by the U.S. Army in 1863. Prepared by legal scholar Francis Lieber, this was one…

  • President Lincolns Inauguration ReEnactment
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    President Lincoln's Inauguration Re-Enactment

    A re-enactment was held to mark the 150th anniversary the previous day of Abraham Lincoln’s swearing-in as president of the United States on March 4, 1861. After the opening remarks, Lincoln…

  • Law Enforcement and Intelligence
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    Law Enforcement and Intelligence

    Lawyers spoke about new law enforcement policies resulting from terrorist attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were national security concerns, the use of military tribunals…