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 […]

Here we have a few articles that illustrate the complete lack of honesty and the racism of many confederate heritage supporters. This article gives us insight into how proconfederate lies made their way into schools to pollute the minds of children for decades. We learn, “Where does it come from, the ignorance that has been […]

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 […]

This article by Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, came into my feed. I have a problem with “Revisionist” in the title, as all history is revisionist, but since he’s a sociologist and not a historian, and perhaps the editor came up with the title. we can […]

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 […]

I found this article by Daniel Judt, a Rhodes scholar now at Oxford University. Judt tells us Atlanta’s leading Civil War monument is the Atlanta Cyclorama. “Cycloramas are panorama paintings designed for exhibition in rotundas. The viewer stands in the middle, cocooned by a canvas that becomes the world. The Atlanta Cyclorama shows the 1864 […]

This is James Tackach speaking at the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium at Ford’s Theatre on Lincoln and the Environment. The video’s description reads, “Author James Tackach spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln and the natural environment. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre […]