Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tweeting Eric Foner

See if you can get the gist of the presentation.  Remember, read from the bottom up.  How did you do? Albert Mackey‏@AlbertMackey1 But colonization was no longer part of US policy for dealing with slavery. #LincolnF2012 18 NovAlbert Mackey‏@AlbertMackey1                     EF: Once Lincoln determined on military emancipation, if any black wanted to move out of […]

Tweeting Amanda Foreman

Here are the tweets from Amanda Foreman’s lecture the second night of the Lincoln Forum (Saturday, 17 Nov).  Once again, they are in reverse order, so the first one is at the bottom of the post and the last one is at the top: Albert Mackey‏@AlbertMackey1 AF: Adoration of southern charm surely continues.  #LincolnF2012 17 […]

Dedication Day 2012

Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.  This date is commemorated each year in Gettysburg as Dedication Day, the day the National Cemetery was dedicated.  There is a wreath laying at the National Soldiers’ Memorial followed by a keynote address.  This year was my third time at Dedication Day.  In 2010 the […]

Tweeting Prof. Robertson

Social media has many possibilities for us students of the war.  Here’s an example of one of them.  During Prof. Robertson’s speech at the Lincoln Forum Friday night I sent the following tweets.  They’re in reverse order, so the first one is at the bottom and the last one is at the top. Albert Mackey‏@AlbertMackey1 […]

Lincoln Forum Day Three

Today was the third and final day of the 2012 Lincoln Forum Symposium.  We started out today with John Marszalek speaking on Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman.  It was a conventional summary of the two men, as one would expect.  He was followed by John C. Waugh speaking on Lincoln and McClellan.  Waugh […]

Lincoln Forum Day Two

Today we got into the meat of the program.  We started off with a presentation by Lincoln Forum Chairman Frank Williams, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, on Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpus.  He made the point that Lincoln believed he had the power to do so because that […]

Day One of the Lincoln Forum

A great performance by my former history professor, James I. Robertson, Jr.  Prof. Robertson compared the Centennial Celebration and its problems with the Sesquicentennial.  He had a front-row seat for the Centennial, being named the Executive Director of the Centennial Commission. He spoke about the several problems, including the first director and Retired Gen. Ulysses […]