Category Lincoln

Lincoln as a Lawyer

This book by John P. Frank looks at Lincoln as a lawyer from the viewpoint of another lawyer. Mr. Frank was a practicing attorney and a law professor. Early in his career he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. Mr. Frank divides this look at Lincoln as a lawyer into three parts. I’ll let […]

Lincoln and the Military

This book by Professor John Marszalek is a volume in the Concise Lincoln Library from Southern Illinois University Press. The series is devoted to bringing the latest scholarship on various aspects of Abraham Lincoln to the public in an accessible format. Each book is a slim volume readable in a single sitting. This particular entry […]

Finding the Source: The Mexican-American War with Dr. Amy Greenberg

Here’s an excellent discussion about the Mexican-American War between Professor Peter Carmichael and Dr. Ashley Luskey of Gettysburg College and Professor Amy Greenberg of Penn State University. The video’s description reads, “Often overlooked or over-simplified, the Mexican-American War fractured the nation and set the stage for the cataclysmic events of the U.S. Civil War just […]

Lincoln on Founding Fathers and Race

This is an excellent discussion of Abraham Lincoln and his evolving views on race and his views on the Founding Fathers. It features Professor Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University and Professor Mark Steiner of the South Texas College of Law. The video’s description reads, “Abraham Lincoln scholars Lucas Morel and Mark Steiner discussed how the Founding Fathers influenced […]

CWTR Episode 1730: The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution

Here’s a typically excellent discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor James Oakes, on the proslavery and antislavery aspects of the US Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln’s relationship to them.

Allen Guelzo on Robert E. Lee (Lincoln Log Podcast)

Here’s a really good discussion with Professor Allen C. Guelzo, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association. The video’s description reads, “Allen Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship, discusses his forthcoming book on Robert E. Lee.”

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

This presentation by Professor Michael Burlingame delves into the marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. I have to say he loses credibility by referring to her as “Mary Todd Lincoln,” since that is a name she never used. Additionally, he has a very negative view of Mary that I think is unfair. The video’s description […]

Lincoln and Colonization of African Americans

Here’s Professor Michael Burlingame discussing Abraham Lincoln’s support for colonizing African Americans. The video’s description reads, “On August 14, 1862, President Lincoln met at the White House with five African American leaders to get their thoughts on how to spend $600,000 that Congress had designated for “colonization.” In this program, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame argued that prior to 1862, Abraham Lincoln was not […]

Lincoln Forum Zoom event with Ronald C. White on “Lincoln in Private” (May 15, 2021)

Here’s biographer Ronald C. White discussing Abraham Lincoln’s private writings, based on his book, Lincoln in Private.

Civil War : Pulitzer Prize Winning Columbia History Professor Eric Foner on the Civil War

Here’s a great interview with Professor Eric Foner. As to be expected, he’s absolutely right on the politics, but as he says in the interview he’s not an expert on military tactics and strategy, and when he strays into that field his answers are not as good. Also, he identifies Nathan Bedford Forest as a […]