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    Images of Generals McClellan and Lee

    Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and political cartoons featuring two of the war’s leading generals, George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee.…

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer

    Harold Holzer talked about his book Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 (Simon and Schuster; October 21, 2008). In his book about the presidential transition period of Abraham…

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    The Lincoln Family Album

    Actors Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter portrayed Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The performance included the intimate letters and public speeches of the Lincolns together with photographs of the famous…

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    Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Final Session

    Historians who had been on the afternoon panel discussion of the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Then closing remarks…

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    The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. Several showed pictures during their presentations. After the presentations were given, Professor Horton chaired a panel discussion. James McPherson talked about…

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    Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

    The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was devoted to…

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    Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare

    Lincoln historian Harold Holzer discussed the 16th president’s interest in the writings of William Shakespeare and his penchant for quoting the playwright and attending his plays. President Lincoln carried a volume of…

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    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell…

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    2008 Presidential Campaign Politics

    Newt Gingrich and Mario Cuomo talked about issues facing presidential candidates in the 2008 election, moderated by Tim Russert. In the belief that national and international issues facing presidential…

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