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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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  • Terry Alford on emFortunes Foolem
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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…

    1,245 views
  • 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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  • 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 &…

    1,418 views
  • 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 &…

    859 views
  • 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…

    1,200 views
  • Abraham Lincolns Life and Legacy
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    Abraham Lincoln's Life and Legacy

    Historians discussed President Lincoln at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford’s Theatre Society co-host.

    639 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Abolitionists
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    Abraham Lincoln and Abolitionists

    Stanley Harrold, author of Lincoln and the Abolitionists, talked about the 16th president at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute &…

    413 views
  • Abraham Lincoln Congress and the Cabinet of 1862
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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…

    389 views
  • Discussion on News Reports on President Lincolns Assassination
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    Lincoln Assassination News Reports

    Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.…

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  • Discussion on the House Where President Lincoln Died
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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…

    1,937 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton
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    Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton

    Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War through…

    668 views
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