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  • 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…

    681 views
  • 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…

    660 views
  • 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…

    523 views
  • 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…

    565 views
  • 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,…

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  • 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…

    498 views
  • 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…

    295 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    329 views
  • 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…

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