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    National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to award the winners of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. The annual contest recognizes “outstanding book collecting efforts by college and university students” and “aims to encourages young collectors to become…

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    Lincoln's Virtues

    As part of the Institute’s Fifth Annual Symposium Professor Miller talked about his book, Lincoln’s Virtues, published by Alfred A. Knopf. He described Lincoln’s ethical stance on the issue of slavery and explored the issue by looking at the…

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    Private Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Ms. Goodwin talked about the way a leader’s private life affects his public actions. Ms. Goodwin analyzed the private life of Abraham Lincoln and three other contenders for the presidency in 1860, Salmon Chase, William Seward, and Edward…

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    Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

    Mr. White talked about his book, Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. White said that many present at the inauguration were expecting a victory speech in the aftermath of the North’s triumph in the…

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    Blood on the Moon

    Mr. Steers talked about his book Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, published by The University Press of Kentucky. Mr. Steers challenges three major assassination theories, including the claim that Dr. Samuel…

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    Lincoln Scholarship Part 1

    Several historians shared their recent discoveries about Abraham Lincoln’s life using original source materials. Wilson talked about resources for information on Abraham Lincoln’s early adulthood. Burlingame…

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    Lincoln Scholarship Part 2

    Several historians shared their recent discoveries about Abraham Lincoln’s life using original source materials. Cullom talked about the sources on Lincoln’s legal career in federal courts. Lowry…

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