Category Lincoln

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. Advertisements

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 […]

Lincoln and New Deal America

Here’s Dr. Nina Silber of Boston University comparing the Civil War Era with the New Deal Era and how Lincoln fit into the popular culture of the New Deal period. Dr. Silber presented this talk at the 2019 symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description says, “Boston University History Professor […]

Lincoln’s Sense of Humor

Here’s Dr. Richard Carwardine talking about Abraham Lincoln’s uses of humorous stories and jokes. He made this presentation at the 2019 symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “Author Richard Carwardine spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s sense of humor. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre […]