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  • Abraham Lincoln Sarah Josepha Hale and Thanksgiving
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    Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

    Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She also reflected…

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    Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    James L. Swanson, a member of the advisory committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about his forthcoming book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,…

  • Why Was Lincoln Murdered
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    Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was devoted to…

  • emLincolns White House Secretaryem
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    Lincoln's White House Secretary

    Eleanor Stoddard and Harold Holzer talked about their book Lincoln’s White House Secretary: The Adventurous Life of William O. Stoddard, published by Southern Illinois University Press. William Osborn Stoddard,…

  • Lincoln Forum Symposium Opening
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    Lincoln Forum Symposium Opening

    Historian Michael W. Kauffman gave the opening address of the 10th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium titled “Process vs. Truth in the History of Booth’s Conspiracy.” The forum marked the 140th…

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    The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln

    Edward Steers talked about the book he edited, The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators, published in 2003 by University Press of Kentucky. He discussed…

  • Education of Lincoln
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    Education of Lincoln

    Professor Donald talked about the early life and education of President Lincoln. He has written extensively on the life of President Lincoln and has won the Pulitzer Prize for his writing.…