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    Dragonslayers

    Larry Schweikart, professor of history at the University of Dayton, talked about six presidents - Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, JFK, Reagan, and Trump - who he says took on the…

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    Harold Holzer on the Lincoln Memorial Centennial

    On the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial’s dedication, Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer talked about the 16th president, the memorial’s creation and construction from 1914 to…

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    Ways and Means

    Author Roger Lowenstein talked about how Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of Treasury Salmon Chase worked together to manage the financial front during the Civil War, levying taxes and…

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    A House Built by Slaves

    Author Jonathan White talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s White House invitations to African Americans, and the impact of those meetings on race relations. Among those who received…

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    Lincoln and the American Founding

    Historian Lucas Morel argued that Abraham Lincoln was greatly influenced by his reading of documents and papers of the Founding Fathers. This program was part of the Lincoln Forum’s annual…

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    Lincoln's Speeches

    Abraham Lincoln scholars Michael Burlingame, Noah Feldman, and Diana Schaub talked about the 16th president’s speeches and what they revealed about his views on the Constitution. The…

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    Salmon P. Chase

    Author Walter Stahr talked about Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase who was an abolitionist and later Supreme Court Chief Justice. This virtual program was hosted by…

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    Lincoln & the Fight for Peace

    As the Civil War came to a close, President Abraham Lincoln was thinking beyond the carnage of war to peace. Author John Avlon talked about Lincoln the peacemaker and the plans he had for a…

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    The President and the Freedom Fighter

    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade discussed his book, The President and the Freedom Fighter, about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and their accomplishments…

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    Wartime Leadership - Lincoln and FDR

    Scholars Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds evaluated the wartime leadership of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt. They compared how both men reacted to the crises that dominated their…

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    The Crooked Path to Abolition

    Author James Oakes talked about Abraham Lincoln’s antislavery strategies and how his views and actions evolved while in office. This program was part of the Lincoln Forum’s annual meeting.

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    Lincoln and African Americans

    Historians discussed President Abraham Lincoln’s views and policies on race and examined letters and petitions written by African Americans to the 16th president. This program was part of the…

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    David Reynolds and H.W. Brands on Abraham Lincoln

    Historians David Reynolds and H.W. Brands discussed Abraham Lincoln as part of a virtual symposium on his life and times that was hosted by Ford’s Theatre and the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

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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's Statesmanship

    Civil War scholars talked about how Abraham Lincoln wielded his presidential power during the Civil War and analyzed his statesmanship. This program was part of the Lincoln Forum’s annual…

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    2021 Lincoln Prize

    The 2021 Lincoln Prize, for “the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era” was awarded to Elizabeth Varon,…

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    Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

    Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame talked about the complicated political and personal partnership between the 16th president and his wife. Drawing on 30 years of research, his book is An…

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    Lincoln, Slavery, and the Dred Scott Case

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about Abraham Lincoln, his views on slavery, and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision. Professor Guelzo described Lincoln’s upbringing and the career path…

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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s…

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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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