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    Mary Todd Lincoln Reconsidered

    Frank Williams talked about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and how historians have remembered her. Many historians disagree about Mary Todd Lincoln, some calling her corrupt and mentally…

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    Conduct of the Civil War in 1861

    Lincoln and Civil War scholars debated why the Civil War didn’t end in 1861, the year that it began. They discussed why the numerous advantages of the Union did not bring the war to a swift conclusion. Topics included…

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    Mr. Lincolns T-Mails

    Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, published by Collins. Mr. Wheeler, a leader in the telecommunications…

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    Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War

    Elizabeth Leonard talked about her book Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War, published by W. W. Norton and Company. In the book she explored the role of Judge…

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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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    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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    Lincoln Forum Symposium Opening

    Historian Michael W. Kauffman gave the opening address of the 10th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium titled “Process vs. Truth in the History of Booth’s Conspiracy.” The forum marked the 140th…

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    Lincoln\'s Second Inaugural Address

    Mr. Getty portrayed Abraham Lincoln at the 2005 Lincoln Forum. He recited President Lincoln’s second inaugural address.

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    Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 1

    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 2005 meeting was devoted to studying the…

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    The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln

    Edward Steers talked about the book he edited, The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators, published in 2003 by University Press of Kentucky. He discussed…

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    Military Tribunals

    Chief Justice Williams talked by remote connection from Boston about the use of military tribunals and habeas corpus from the presidency of Abraham Lincoln until today. He responded to…

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    Lincoln Forum Symposium

    At the 10th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium, Thomas Turner spoke about his book Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, published by Louisiana State University…

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    Lincoln Assassination: Call-In

    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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    Lincoln, Military Tribunals, and Civil Liberties

    Chief Judge Williams talked about President Lincoln’s use of military tribunals during the Civil War and compared the situations during that period to contemporary efforts to hold military…

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    Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Mr. White talked about President Lincoln and the Civil War, focusing on President Lincoln’s second inaugural address. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience. Mr.…

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    Lincoln's Summer Residence

    Mr. Pinsker talked about President Lincoln’s summer house, Soldier’s Home. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience.

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