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    Award Ceremony for Hamilton

    Lin-Manuel Miranda was presented with a Special Achievement Award from the board of the George Washington Book Prize. Mr. Miranda is the playwright, lyricist, composer, and star…

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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 2

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the second of a two part lecture.

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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 1

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the first of a two part lecture.

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    Wartime Press

    Panelists talked about the evolution of the American wartime press from the Civil War to the present. They spoke about the relationship between the press and the executive branch, and…

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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the…

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    Book Discussion on Alexander Hamilton

    Ron Chernow spoke about his biography, Alexander Hamilton, published by Penguin Press. Mr. Chernow examined the remarkable life and career of the Founding Father, and the chief…

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    Presidential Power in Wartime

    A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought…

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    Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

    Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and its impact on his presidency. Sean Wilentz…

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    The Enduring Lincoln

    “Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of…

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    Lincoln in His Time and Ours

    “Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of…

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    Book Discussion on African American National Biography

    Editors-in-chief Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham talked about African American National Biography. The collection, written by 1,000 scholars, includes the biographies of…

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    Book Discussion on A Slave No More

    David Blight was interviewed on stage by James Basker about his book, A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation, published by…

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    Book Discussion on Journals: 1952-2000

    A panel of former friends and colleagues of the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., remembered the public historian as teacher, mentor, and friend. They discussed his book Journals:…

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    Book Discussion on Inhuman Bondage

    David Brion Davis talked about his book Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World, published by Oxford University Press. The book includes a history of slave…

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    Book Discussion on Martin Van Buren

    Ted Widmer talked about his book Martin Van Buren, which is part of The American Presidents series published by Times Books. Mr. Widmer talked about Van Buren’s presidency,…

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    Gilder Lehrman Institute Lecture

    Mr. Wills discussed his upcoming book Negro President, scheduled to be published in November 2003. It is about the role played by slavery in the election and presidency of Thomas…

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    Frederick Douglass Book Prize Dinner

    Officials of the Gilder Lehrman Institute presented the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the best book of the year on the history of slavery. This year’s winner, David Blight,…

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    Book Discussion on The Cousins' Wars: The Triumph of Anglo-America

    Mr. Phillips talked about his book The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America, published by Basic Books. In the book, Mr. Phillips traces the…

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    Lincoln Prize Winners

    The day after the prize presentation, some of the winners of the Lincoln Prize participated in a panel discussion on the Civil War. Participants included Professor Weigley who won…

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    Frederick Douglass Book Prize

    Mr. Eltis received the annual Frederick Douglass award for writing on the history of slavery. He received the prize for his book The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas,…

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