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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigrants

    Jason Silverman, author of Lincoln and the Immigrant, talked about Abraham Lincoln’s personal, professional, and political relationship with the immigrant population. “I am not a Know Nothing...How Can I…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Record and Reputation

    Allen Guelzo, author of Redeeming the Great Emancipator, talked about President Lincoln’s record and reputation. “Hating Lincoln, or, Why So Many Americans Think the Great Emancipator is No Longer…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery, talked about President Lincoln’s views on Emancipation. “The Paradoxical Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Other Thirteenth…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Life, Career, and Legacy

    Historians talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, and legacy. Speakers include Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery; Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation:…

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    Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon

    Douglas Wilson, co-editor of Herndon on Lincoln: Letters, talked about the writings of William H. Herndon, Abraham Lincoln’s biographer and law partner. “William H. Herndon in His Own Voice” was…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction

    Professor Louis P. Masur talked about his book, Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion “Lincoln and the Problem of Reconstruction” was part of the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 19th…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about her book, Lincoln and Emancipation. “Undeclared Partners for Freedom: Lincoln, African Americans and the Emancipation Struggle” was part of the Abraham Lincoln…

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    Life and Legacy of Mary Lincoln

    Stacey Pratt McDermott talked about her book, Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman. “Mary Lincoln on Mary Lincoln: Hearing the Voice of Mary Lincoln and Contextualizing Her Life and Legacy” was part of the…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Ethics

    Professor Thomas Carson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Ethics. “Lincoln’s Ethics” was part of the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 19th annual symposium on “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship.”…

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    Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award

    Michael Burlingame presented Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award to Terry Alford, author of Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth. Following the presentation, Michelle Krowl…

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    Panel Discussion on Abraham Lincoln

    Speakers at the 19th annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium participated in a panel discussion about the life and legacy of the 16th president. They also responded to questions and comments from the audience.…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Political Life

    Sidney Blumenthal talked about his book, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, Volume 1. “A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln 1809-1849” was part of the Abraham Lincoln…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Symposium, Welcome Remarks

    Michelle Krowl and Paul Tetreault provided welcome remarks at a symposium on the life, career, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The 19th annual symposium on “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”…

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    Mourning Abraham Lincoln

    Martha Hodes talked about the impact of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the legacy of the Civil War. “Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Meaning of the Civil War” was part of a…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact moment of Lincoln’s death was marked…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil for President Lincoln, in which more than 150…

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    Panel Discussion on Abraham Lincoln

    Speakers at the 18th annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium participated in a panel discussion about the life and legacy of the 16th president. They also responded to questions and comments from the audience. This…

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    Life of John Wilkes Booth

    Terry Alford talked about the life of John Wilkes Booth and the actor and confederate sympathizer’s role in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. “John Wilkes Booth: A Biographer’s 25 Years with an…

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    Union Troops and the Lincoln Assassination

    Stephen Goldman talked about the impact of assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on Union troops. “Mr. Lincoln’s ‘Thinking Bayonets:’ Assassination, Coming Home and the 'Unfinished Work'” was part of a…

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    President Lincoln's Dreams of Death

    Jonathan White spoke about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the dreams the president had that may have presaged his death. “Lincoln’s Dreams of Death” was part of a symposium on the life,…

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