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  • emA Lincoln A Biographyem
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    A. Lincoln: A Biography

    Ronald White talked about A. Lincoln: A Biography (Random House; January 13, 2009). In the book he recounts the life of Abraham Lincoln and adds to the former president’s biography via his…

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  • Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery
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    Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

    Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and its impact on his presidency. Sean Wilentz spoke on “Abraham Lincoln and Jacksonian Democracy,” Manisha…

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  • Emancipation in the United States
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    Emancipation in the United States

    A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his decision to issue the Emancipation…

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  • Lincoln Memorial Rededication
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    Lincoln Memorial Rededication

    The Lincoln Memorial was rededicated to mark the 2009 bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The memorial was originally dedicated on May 30, 1922. Among those in attendance that day…

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  • Congressional Celebration of Lincolns 200th Birthday
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    Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

    President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, President Obama said he felt…

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  • Lincoln in His Time and Ours
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    Lincoln in His Time and Ours

    “Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of Columbia University to…

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  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
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    Mary Todd Lincoln House

    Richard Norton Smith talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. This was part of an eight-day President Abraham Lincoln bicentennial tour that Mr. Smith was leading through…

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  • Lincoln Home
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    Lincoln Home

    A tour of the Lincoln home in Springfield, Illinois, was given in scenes recorded July 17-19, 2008. This is where Abramham Lincoln lived with his wife and children before leaving for the White…

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  • Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document
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    Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document

    A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was elected to the presidency. Kurt Schmoke…

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  • Chicago History Museum
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    Chicago History Museum

    Libby Malone and Russell Lewis talked about the planned Lincoln exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. They also talked about the history and career of Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Abraham Lincoln and Life in the White House
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    Abraham Lincoln and Life in the White House

    Jean Baker talked about life in the Lincoln White House. Topics included the Lincoln family, the importance of presidential festivities, and the Washington social scene. After her prepared remarks, she answered…

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  • Lincoln Memorial Dedication
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    Lincoln Memorial Dedication

    Scenes were shown from the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on May 30, 1922.

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  • Harold Holzer on Rededication of the Lincoln Memorial
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    Harold Holzer on Rededication of the Lincoln Memorial

    Harold Holzer talked about the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth on February 12th, 1809. Mr. Holzer also responded to telephone calls…

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  • Emancipation in the District of Columbia
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    Emancipation in the District of Columbia

    The panel talked about how the process of emancipation played out in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia had a deeply entrenched slavery culture, notable for having one of the largest escape of slaves…

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  • Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln Opening
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    Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln, Opening

    Opening remarks were made to start a three-day conference. Then Flordeliz Bugarin moderated a panel discussion on the topic of the first day, “Challenges to Slavery.” Minisha Sinha presented her paper “Allied for…

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  • emSummers with Lincolnem
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    Summers with Lincoln

    James Percoco talked about his book Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments, published by Fordham University Press. In his book he surveyed 200 memorials erected in…

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  • The Enduring Lincoln
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    The Enduring Lincoln

    “Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of Columbia University to observe the…

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  • emThe Age of Lincolnem
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    The Age of Lincoln

    Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. In his book Professor Burton explores Lincoln and his legacy from the vantage point of not only the…

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  • emAngels and Agesem
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    Angels and Ages

    Adam Gopnik talked about Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life (Knopf; January 27, 2009). The book is an examination of the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin,…

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  • emThe Lincoln Anthologyem
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    The Lincoln Anthology

    Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about the book he edited, The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now (Library of…

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