Category Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and the Constitution

Here’s Professor Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University giving a lecture comparing Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson to see who better fit “Defender of the Constitution.” He’s not the most dynamic speaker, but he has some really good information here. The video’s description reads, “Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University taught a class on Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, […]

Lincoln, Meade, and Gettysburg Letters

I came across these interesting letters. First, this letter from Lincoln to Meade, never sent, which is very well known. The genesis of it was a message from Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck to Meade on July 14: “The enemy should be pursued and cut up, wherever he may have gone. This pursuit may or […]

Harold Holzer on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 2

Here’s author Harold Holzer discussing his book, Monument Man, with Dan Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, Illinois. The book is about Daniel Chester French, who sculpted Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.

Eric Foner on Lincoln’s Failures

Here’s Professor Eric Foner discussing what he considers to be Abraham Lincoln’s shortcomings as President. This is a very short video. The video’s description reads, “The author mentions how the race question was never quite solved.”

Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press

This is Harold Holzer giving a great presentation on Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press to the New York City Bar Association. His presentation is followed by a round table discussion and a summary talk by Judge Richard Wesley and a dramatic reading by attorney Henry Miller. The video’s description reads, “Harold Holzer talked about Abraham […]

President-Elect Lincoln

This video from the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium held at Ford’s Theatre consists first of Dr. Michael Burlingame giving a presentation on Abraham Lincoln from the time of his election to his inauguration, and second of a panel of the contributors to the symposium taking questions from the audience. The video’s description reads, “Author […]

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Here’s Dr. David Blight speaking to the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium at Ford’s Theatre on Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The video’s description reads, “Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic […]