Category Lincoln

A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

Here’s Ranger Dan Vermilya at the Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series giving an outstanding presentation on Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. The video’s description reads, “The Emancipation Proclamation remains one of the most misunderstood and controversial events of the American Civil War. Many today still debate its legality and what it accomplished. […]

Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

Here’s Harold Holzer speaking to the 2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s views and actions toward immigration and immigrants. The video’s description reads, “Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his career and the importance […]

Banner Lecture: Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

This is Beverly Louise Brown giving a Banner Lecture at the Virginia Historical Society on her sister, Elizabeth Brown Pryor’s, book, Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons. Dr. Brown is an art historian, not a Lincoln expert, but Ms. Pryor, who was tragically killed by a reckless driver in Richmond, was […]

Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

This is Sidney Blumenthal, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton and an advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton, giving a presentation on Abraham Lincoln and slavery at the 2016 Lincoln Forum. I have to say I was not impressed. I didn’t hear a new interpretation or new information. I wasn’t impressed with what historical analysis […]

Abraham Lincoln at City Point and Richmond

Here’s Noah Andre Trudeau giving a presentation at the 2016 Pamplin Park Civil War Symposium based on his book, Lincoln’s Greatest Journey. He talks about things he found during his research, some of his methods, and a bit about Lincoln’s trip to City Point and then on to Richmond in 1865. The video’s description reads, “Noah […]

After Words with Paul Escott “What Shall We Do with the Negro?”

This is an erudite discussion from 2009 with Professor Paul Escott of Wake Forest University on Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and African-Americans during the Civil War. It’s based on his book, “What Shall We Do with the Negro?”: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America. Professor Escott has some very astute observations, but it seems to me, […]

The American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

This is a pretty good documentary about the Booth conspiracy and Booth’s assassination of Lincoln. You can access it here.