Category Lincoln

Civil War Era and the Constitution

Here’s Professor Tim Huebner of Rhodes College speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA on Lincoln, slavery, emancipation, and the Constitution. The video’s description reads, “Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of slavery during the antebellum period and its eventual abolition with the 13th […]

2017 Civil War Institute Day Five

This was the last day of this year’s CWI conference. We started with our Gettysburg tours. I took the tour following Schimmelfennig’s Brigade of the 11th Corps, led by Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. It was an outstanding tour, loaded with terrific information. Chris did a great […]

2017 Civil War Institute Day One

The first day of this year’s Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Summer Conference is in the books. We started off with a presentation by Professor Martin Johnson of the Miami University of Ohio. He spoke on “Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Moment,” which was the result of his investigation into how Lincoln wrote the […]

Act of Justice

This short but excellent book by Burruss Carnahan of the George Washington University Law School is a wonderful exploration of how the Emancipation Proclamation fits into the law of armed conflict as it existed in the middle of the 19th Century. Carnahan also explains why Lincoln relied on the law of war for the proclamation. […]

People and Ideas That Shaped Lincoln

This is a panel from the 2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium featuring Sidney Blumenthal, Richard Brookhiser, and Ronald C. White on who and what shaped Abraham Lincoln’s philosophy. The video’s description reads, “Panelists talked about the people and ideas that shaped Abraham Lincoln’s political persona. Panelists included Harold Holzer, Ronald White, Richard Brookhiser, and Sidney Blumenthal.” […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Life, Career, and Legacy

Here’s a panel of historians at the close of the 2017 Ford’s Theatre Abraham Lincoln Symposium discussing Abraham Lincoln and their perspectives on him, answering questions from the audience. The video’s description reads, “Historians talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life, career, and legacy. Speakers include Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery; Stephen […]

Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon

Here’s Douglas L. Wilson of Knox College speaking at the 2017 Ford’s Theatre Abraham Lincoln Symposium on letters William Herndon wrote regarding Abraham Lincoln and Herndon’s relationship with Lincoln. The video’s description reads, “Douglas Wilson, co-editor of Herndon on Lincoln: Letters, talked about the writings of William H. Herndon, Abraham Lincoln’s biographer and law partner. […]