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    Abraham Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet of 1862

    William Harris, author of Lincoln and Congress, talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham…

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    Lincoln's Sense of Humor

    Author Richard Carwardine spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s sense of humor. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic…

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    Teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

    The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their approaches to teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Speakers included Craig Symonds of…

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    Lincoln's Generals' Wives

    Candice Hooper talked about her book Lincoln’s Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the civil War for Better and for Worse, in which she profiles the wives of Lincoln’s generals,…

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    Abraham Lincoln and 1860-61 Presidential Transition

    Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election over three challengers with less than 40 percent of the popular vote and without a single electoral vote from a slave state. His transition to…

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    John Brown and Abraham Lincoln

    In October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm the area’s…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address is widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American political history. Edward’s Achorn’s book, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Legend

    In this program from the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, Philip Kunhardt III talked about “the story of the story” -- how the slain president’s legend took shape from the…

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    Lincoln's Mentors

    Law professor Michael Gerhardt looked at the historical figures who inspired Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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    David Reynolds on His Biography of Abraham Lincoln

    Historian David S. Reynolds discusses his biography of Abraham Lincoln and how he unified the country after a divisive election.

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    Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election

    Gary Ecelbarger talked about his book, The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to win the 1860 Republican Nomination. He explained how Lincoln bounced back from his 1858 Senate race…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Papers

    The Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum houses some of the most influential documents of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Illinois State Historian and Director of Research and Collections Sam Wheeler shared the…

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    Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and the Constitution

    Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University taught a class on Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and the Constitution. He compared how both presidents have been portrayed as either…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer revisited the 16th president’s second inaugural address - delivered on March 4th, 1865, just six weeks before his assassination, and generally…

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    Abe

    Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal influences impacted his life. This was a virtual event hosted by the Leon Levy Center for…

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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

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    Abraham Lincoln and the Press

    Author Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her book, Lincoln’s Lie: A True Civil War Caper Through Fake News, Wall Street, and the White House. She described Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with…

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    Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Michael Green taught a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election. He described the political climate of the antebellum era,…

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    Lincoln, Douglass, and Emancipation

    Historians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on emancipating those held in slavery. They tracked their…

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    Painting Abraham Lincoln

    In a multi-media presentation, artist Wendy Allen showed examples of her own and other artist’s works and talked about her influences and reasons for painting Abraham Lincoln. Since the early 1980s,…

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