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  • Lincoln and the Environment
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    Lincoln and the Environment

    Author James Tackach spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln and the natural environment. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic…

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  • PresidentElect Lincoln
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    President-Elect Lincoln

    Author Michael Burlingame spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s actions as president-elect between his November 1860 election and his March 1861 inauguration. Following his…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society…

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  • Lincoln and New Deal America
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    Lincoln and New Deal America

    Boston University History Professor Nina Silber spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s influence on New Deal Americans during the 1930s. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s…

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  • Lincolns Sense of Humor
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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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  • Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election
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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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  • Abraham Lincoln Remembered
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    Abraham Lincoln Remembered

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer gave an illustrated talk at the New-York Historical Society about the monuments created to the 16th president and what they say about how he is…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Politics and the Supreme Court
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    Abraham Lincoln, Politics, and the Supreme Court

    Rhodes College Professor Timothy Huebner described how Abraham Lincoln changed the Supreme Court during his presidency. He also analyzed the question of whether Lincoln “packed the court.”…

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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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  • Creating the Lincoln Memorial
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    Creating the Lincoln Memorial

    The dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., took place in 1922, almost 60 years after Abraham Lincoln’s death. Harold Holzer talked about his book, Monument Man: The Life and Art…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Life of Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Life of Lincoln

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounted…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Lincoln Vault
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Vault

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th president. Archives director Samuel Wheeler went inside the Lincoln Vault to showcase some of the…

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  • Author Michael Burlingames Writing Process
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    Author Michael Burlingame's Writing Process

    Author Michael Burlingame, the distinguished chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield, has written several books about President Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Burlingame talked about his writing…

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    Lincoln's Confidant

    Journalist and writer Noah Brooks was a long-time confidant of Abraham Lincoln before and during his presidency. Wayne Temple talked about his book, Lincoln’s Confidant, which is the first biography of Mr.…

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  • Abraham Lincolns Papers
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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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    Sixteenth President in Waiting

    Abraham Lincoln spent the time between his election in November 1860 and his inauguration in March of 1861 in Springfield, Illinois. In his book, Sixteenth President in Waiting, Michael Burlingame talked about…

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    Lincoln's Ladder

    Abraham Lincoln traveled Illinois' eighth judicial circuit as a lawyer from 1837 until he received the Republican nomination for president in 1860. Guy Fraker, author of Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency:…

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  • Abraham Lincolns Books
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    Abraham Lincoln's Books

    Samuel Wheeler gave a tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s vault and showed some of the books that made up the 16th president’s personal book collection. The…

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  • Lincoln and the Fugtive Slave Act
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    Lincoln and the Fugtive Slave Act

    Andrew Delbanco is the author of The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. He talked about Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts…

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    Rise to Greatness

    Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second…

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