Category Conferences

President Andrew Johnson’s Legacy

Here’s Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University giving a presentation to the 2017 Lincoln Forum on Andrew Johnson, one of the worst presidents in our country’s history. This is a really good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the nation’s 17th president who took office following Abraham Lincoln’s […]

Dreams of Civil War Americans

Here’s Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University discussing dreams reported by Americans in the Civil War. This presentation is from the 2017 Lincoln Forum. The video’s description reads, “Author Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. He detailed the dreams of several individuals and reflected on the […]

Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton

Here’s Walter Stahr talking at the 2017 Lincoln Forum about Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. This is a very good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Friendships

Here’s another distinguished panel of historians at the 2017 Lincoln Forum, this time talking about Lincoln’s friendships. This is another good discussion. The video’s description reads, “Scholars talked about Abraham Lincoln’s friendships, both before and after he became president. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?437337-2/abraham-lincolns-friendships

Abraham Lincoln’s Enemies

This is a panel of distinguished historians from the 2017 Lincoln Forum on political opponents of Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War period. It’s an excellent discussion. The video’s description reads, “Scholars talked about people who disliked and opposed Abraham Lincoln during his presidency, including members of his own cabinet. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln […]

Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

This is Melanie Kirkpatrick giving a presentation at the 2017 Lincoln Forum based on her book about Thanksgiving. She goes into Abraham Lincoln’s and Jefferson Davis’ thanksgiving proclamations. The video’s description reads, “Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She […]

Impact of Pre-Civil War Events

Here’s a really good panel discussion on the political and social effects of various pre-Civil War events such as John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. The video’s description reads, “Historians talked about the social and political impact of several events leading up to the Civil War, including the Fugitive Slave […]