445Sep 16, 2012
Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession
Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He ...
709Sep 24, 2010
The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory
Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. Several showed pictures during their presentations. After the presentations were given, ...
243Sep 19, 2002
Interpretation of Slavery
Historians talked about the merits of a federal law requiring Civil War battlefields to incorporate exhibits and programs on the role of slavery in U.S. history. Following their remarks they ...
56Aug 2, 1999
Mr. Lincoln: A Man for All Seasons
In his keynote speech Mr. Beschloss talked about Lincoln’s assassination and how subsequent presidents viewed Lincoln’s legacy. He was followed by several park rangers who ...
60Aug 2, 1999
Mr. Lincoln's Family
Participants talked about the relationship Lincoln had with his immediate family, his cabinet and other political figures. They focused on his early childhood and the characteristics that he ...
128Aug 3, 1998
History Methods and the Lincoln Assassination
In this second panel historians discussed the personalities and events which led to the assassination of President Lincoln on April 14, 1865. The discussion focused on various theories of conspiracy ...
210Aug 3, 1998
Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination
In this first panel historians and authors discussed President Lincoln’s assassination which occurred on April 14, 1865. They highlighted the events which led to the assassination and the ...
110Apr 14, 1995
Lincoln Assassination Anniversary
Three Lincoln scholars talked about the political situation in April
1865, the myths and realities surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and how the media treated ...