Category Lincoln

Lincoln’s Generals

This book of essays edited by Professor Gabor Boritt seeks to analyze the relationships between Abraham Lincoln and five of his top generals. As Professor Boritt tells us, “This book takes a hard look at the interaction of five leading generals with their Civil War commander-in-chief. The choice of the five lieutenants no doubt colors […]

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Life of Lincoln

Here’s Alan Lowe, Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum discussing the life of Abraham Lincoln and giving us a tour of the museum. The video’s description reads, “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum director Alan Lowe gave […]

Civil War Institute Day Three

Our first activity today was a panel discussion on James Longstreet featuring Jeffry Wert, Professor Carol Reardon, and Professor Gary Gallagher, moderated by Professor Peter Carmichael. Professor Reardon made the point that the Civil War generation had little concept of what strategy actually was. The consensus seemed to be Longstreet was an excellent corps commander, […]

History With David Rubenstein SEASON 3 EPISODE 306: David Reynolds

In this fine discussion, host David Rubenstein discusses the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln with David Reynolds. You can access the episode here.

A House Built by Slaves

In this video Professor Jonathan White discusses his book, A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House with Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. The video’s description reads, “Author Jonathan White talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s White House invitations to African Americans, and the impact of those meetings on race […]

Lincoln and the Immigrant

This book by Professor Jason Silverman looks at Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with and attitudes toward immigrants. It’s part of the Concise Lincoln Library series from Southern Illinois University Press. We learn, “Lincoln spent a considerable amount of time pondering the future and place of immigrants in American society, and studying his thoughts on this subject […]

Salmon P. Chase

Here’s author Walter Stahr discussing his latest book, Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival with Daniel Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. The video’s description reads, “Author Walter Stahr talked about Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase who was an abolitionist and later Supreme Court Chief Justice. This virtual program was hosted by the Abraham […]

John Avlon on Lincoln and the Fight For Peace

Here’s a fine interview between author John Avlon and host Daniel Wineberg about Mr. Avlon’s book, Lincoln and the Fight for Peace. The video’s description reads, “Author John Avlon joined host Daniel Weinberg on February 14, 2022 to discuss Lincoln and the Fight For Peace.”

Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

This book, edited by Professors Paul D. Moreno and Johnathan O’Neill, is a collection of essays in honor of Professor Herman Belz. The editors tell us, “This collection of essays examines American constitutionalism from the founding to the Progressive era. At its center is Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship on slavery and secession. Additional essays consider issues […]

Lincoln the Lawyer

This book by Professor Brian Dirck examines Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer, but it is more than that. It also gives us insight into what it was like to be a lawyer in the mid-19th Century, especially on the frontier. Professor Dirck tells us, “My guiding question has been: what would Lincoln have seen […]