Category Lincoln

Rise to Greatness

This is journalist David von Drehle talking about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year. He postulates that 1862 was that “most perilous year” and charts what he considers to be Lincoln’s “rise to greatness,” including his decision to release the Emancipation Proclamation. I found the presentation to be a bit tedious and […]

Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Election

Here’s Professor Michael Green of the University of Nevada Las Vegas [UNLV–known locally as “University of Never Leaving Vegas”] teaching a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Presidential Election. It’s an excellent class. The video’s description reads, “University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Michael Green taught a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election. He described […]

Amerikan Rambler Podcast Episode 117: John C. Rodrigue

In this episode, host Colin Woodward talks with Professor John C. Rodrigue about his career, about historians he’s known, about Abraham Lincoln, and about Reconstruction. If you’re not interested in the personal aspects of Professor Rodrigue’s life and career, you can skip the first fifty-six minutes of the conversation. You can access the podcast here.

One Hundred Fifty-Five Years Ago

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1506 Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers Civil War Peter Charles Hoffer

In this episode of Civil War Talk Radio, host Gerald Prokopowicz speaks to Professor Peter C. Hoffer regarding his new book, Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers Civil War. This is a decent discussion, but he’s completely wrong when he claims the EP “affected no one.”

Why the Civil War Came

This excellent book edited by Professor Gabor Boritt is a collection of essays by historians who participated in the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College while Professor Boritt was director. In the introductory essay, titled ” ‘And the War Came?’ Abraham Lincoln and the Question of Individual Responsibility,” Professor Boritt tells us, “Lincoln’s role in […]

1864 Presidential Election

Here’s Rea Andrew Redd speaking at the 2018 Emerging Civil War blog symposium on the 1864 election. The video’s description reads, “Rea Andrew Redd talked about the presidential election of 1864. He outlined the Republican and Democratic platforms, the different candidates and the logistics of getting soldiers to vote. This talk was part of a symposium […]