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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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 and African Americans
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    Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

    Michael Burlingame, author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life, talked about the 16th president at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute &…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Sarah Josepha Hale and Thanksgiving
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    Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

    Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She also reflected…

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  • Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Speaks at National Press Club
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    Doris Kearns Goodwin at National Press Club

    Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke about her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, in which she focuses on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.…

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  • Abraham Lincoln in Art and Photographs
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    Abraham Lincoln in Art and Photographs

    DePaul University professor Mark Pohlad taught a class on representations of President Abraham Lincoln in art and photographs. He described how images of Lincoln might reach different…

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  • President Lincoln General McClellan and General Grant
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    President Lincoln, General McClellan and General Grant

    Arizona State University professor Brooks Simpson talks about President Abraham Lincoln and his relationship with two of his commanding generals, George McClellan and Ulysses S. Grant. His…

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  • Lincoln Antietam and Emancipation
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    Lincoln, Antietam and Emancipation

    Professor William Harris talked about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam, and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.

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  • Lincoln Family After the Assassination
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    Lincoln Family After the Assassination

    Catherine Clinton talked about what happened to President Lincoln’s family after his assassination. She discussed Mary Todd Lincoln’s struggles with debt and difficulty in coping with her…

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  • African Americans Remember Lincoln
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    African Americans Remember Lincoln

    Historian Kate Masur discussed They Knew Lincoln, a book written by John Washington and first published in 1942. It tells the stories of African Americans who knew and worked for President…

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  • Dan Abrams Discusses emLincolns Last Trialem
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    Lincoln's Last Trial

    ABC News' Dan Abrams recalled Abraham Lincoln’s last legal case, a murder defense of twenty-two-year-old Peach Quinn Harrison in 1859.

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    Fortune's Fool

    Terry Alford talked about his book Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, in which he recalls the life of John Wilkes Booth, from his childhood in Maryland to his acting career and…

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  • USS Monitor Warship
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    USS Monitor Warship

    Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The…

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  • Edwin Stanton Lincolns Assassination and Aftermath
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    Edwin Stanton, Lincoln's Assassination, and Aftermath

    Walter Stahr, author of Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary, talked about Edwin Stanton, President Lincoln’s assassination and aftermath at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career &…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Founding Fathers
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    Abraham Lincoln and the Founding Fathers

    Historian Richard Brookhiser talks about the Founding Fathers who influenced Abraham Lincoln - George Washington, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Brookhiser is the author of…

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  • Discussion on the Last Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr
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    Last Speeches of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A discussion on Lincoln’s second inaugural address and MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech was held at the National Cathedral. President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol March 4, 1865, a…

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