Monthly Archives: March 2018

Abraham Lincoln and African Americans

Here’s historian Michael Burlingame speaking about Abraham Lincoln and African Americans to the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium held at Ford’s Theatre on March 17, 2018. The video’s description reads, “Michael Burlingame, author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life, talked about the 16th president at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute […]

Abraham Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet of 1862

Here’s Professor William C. Harris making a presentation at the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium held March 17, 2018 at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “William Harris, author of Lincoln and Congress, talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford’s […]

USS Monitor Warship

Here’s Anna Holloway of the Mariner’s Museum discussing the USS Monitor. She gave this presentation at the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & […]

Michael Klarman, The Making of the United States Constitution

In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, host Liz Covart interviews Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, on his book, The Founders’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. This is an excellent conversation giving us a look inside the Federal Convention and the Constitution itself. You can […]

Richard Carwardine Discusses Lincoln’s Sense of Humor

Here’s the British Lincoln scholar Richard Carwardine discussing his latest book, Lincoln’s Sense of Humor. The book recently [March 17, 2018] won the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 2018 Book Award. The book is part of SIU Press’ Concise Lincoln Library, an outstanding series of books. The video’s description reads, “Richard Carwardine talked about his book Lincoln’s Sense of Humor, […]

Reconstruction in Alabama on Civil War Talk Radio

In this episode of Civil War Talk Radio, host Gerald Prokopowicz speaks with historian Michael Fitzgerald on his book, Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South. This is a terrific interview with some really good information for us.

Jessica Millward, Slavery and Freedom in Early Maryland

Here’s another episode of the podcast “Ben Franklin’s World.” In this episode, host Liz Covart interviews Professor Jessica Millward of UC Irvine. They talk about slavery in Maryland and about an enslaved woman named Charity Folks who eventually secured her freedom. Along the way they discuss how slavery began in Maryland as well as how […]