Monthly Archives: December 2013
This is a book by Richard Striner and part of Southern Illinois University Press’ Concise Lincoln Library series. These are short books that focus on a single aspect of Lincoln and can be read in a single sitting. They serve as great ways to make the latest scholarship on Lincoln accessible to a large number […]
Florida also wrote a Declaration of Causes, though it wasn’t published. Here’s what they had to say: [begin quote] The people of the State of Florida assembled in Convention having declared the separation of the state from the confederacy of the United States of America and resumed all the powers granted to the Government of […]
Jean Baker discusses Mary Todd Lincoln here: http://c-spanvideo.org/program/MaryT At the end she discusses her disagreement with Michael Burlingame’s view of Mary.
Here’s another video of Craig Symonds giving the Naval side of the war: http://c-spanvideo.org/program/HisA Craig is an outstanding lecturer and always a pleasure to watch and hear.
The Chief [Frank Williams] talking about Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Vote in the 1864 Election. http://c-spanvideo.org/program/Votein1 In 1864, Lincoln ran for re-election against George B. McClellan, who had been the most popular general the Union army had.
This is Richard Carwardine talking about Lincoln’s use of humor and political satire in the 1860s. http://c-spanvideo.org/program/LincolnsH The lesson to be learned from the beginning is to not make your introduction of the speaker too long and rambling off the topic of who is the speaker, what the speaker is talking about, and why it’s […]