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  • emAbeem
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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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  • Washington Journal John Cribb Discusses the Gettysburg Address Anniversary
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    John Cribb on the Gettysburg Address Anniversary

    Author and historian John Cribb discussed the 157th anniversary and lasting significance of the Gettysburg Address.

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  • Abraham Lincoln and African Americans
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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Civil War scholar Jonathan White talked about how Abraham Lincoln interacted with African Americans he met during his time in office. He explained how Lincoln’s willingness to have African…

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    All the Powers of Earth

    Sidney Blumenthal talked about his book, All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860, in which he continued his multi-volume political biography of Abraham…

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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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  • Gettysburg Address Anniversary
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    Gettysburg Address Anniversary

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    Noting the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s delivering the Gettysburg Address on November 19 1863 with a reading by actor Sam Waterston and talk by historian and author Martin…

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  • Lincolns Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment
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    Lincoln's Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment

    Daniel Crofts talked about his book, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union. In his book, he describes how in 1861, Lincoln…

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  • Portraying Abraham Lincoln
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    Portraying Abraham Lincoln

    This was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford’s Theatre director Paul Tetreault talked with playwright Richard Hellesen who wrote Necessary Sacrifices -- a Ford’s…

    287 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Crisis Leadership
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    Abraham Lincoln and Crisis Leadership

    Historian and leadership scholar Jared Peatman argued that Abraham Lincoln’s intellectual and emotional makeup made him well-suited to lead the nation through the crisis of the Civil War. He examined…

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  • Lincoln Slavery and the Dred Scott Case
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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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  • 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…

    1,363 views
  • First Lady Mary Lincoln
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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her political upbringing…

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  • emThe Lincoln Conspiracyem
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    The Lincoln Conspiracy

    Brad Meltzer recounted the failed attempt to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore en route to his inauguration in 1861. This was a virtual program hosted by Books & Books…

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  • emLincoln on the Vergeem
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    Lincoln on the Verge

    Historian Ted Widmer looked at the days leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration, which included a precarious trip to Washington and an assassination attempt. This was a virtual…

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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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  • Lincoln and Antebellum Views on Death
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    Lincoln and Antebellum Views on Death

    Author Brian Dirck examined accounts written by close associates of Abraham Lincoln to explain the president’s view of death before the Civil War. Mr. Dirck argued that Lincoln balanced his…

    626 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson and the Constitution
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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…

    1,094 views
  • 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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  • Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation
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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Civil War scholar Edna Greene Medford talked about Abraham Lincoln’s approach to abolishing slavery and examined views of emancipation in the North and South. This event was part of the the…

    688 views
  • 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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