395Apr 25, 2013
Mary Todd Lincoln Reconsidered
Frank Williams talked about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and how historians have remembered her. Many historians disagree about Mary Todd Lincoln, some calling her corrupt and mentally ...
1,728Nov 18, 2011
Conduct of the Civil War in 1861
Lincoln and Civil War scholars debated why the Civil War didn’t end in 1861, the year that it began. They discussed why the numerous advantages of the Union did not bring the war to a ...
562Nov 16, 2011
Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee
Professor William Davis talked about Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee, and the roles they assumed into and through the Civil War. He responded to questions from ...
193Nov 12, 2011
150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Grand Review
The 150th anniversary of the November 20, 1861 “Grand Review” by President Lincoln of some 70,000 Union soldiers at Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, was commemorated with a ...
1,754Nov 18, 2010
Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?
One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from members of ...
504Nov 16, 2010
The New York Times and the Silent President-Elect
On the 150th anniversary of the election of the 16th president, historian Harold Holzer spoke about President-Elect Abraham Lincoln’s strategic silence during what was known as “The ...
1,137Mar 6, 2010
Presidential Power in Wartime
A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought to expand ...
1,319Feb 25, 2010
Lincoln's Right Makes Might Speech
A performance commemorated the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “Right Makes Might” speech on the stage where it was originally delivered on February 27, 1860. In the speech, ...
519Jan 23, 2010
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
Panelists discussed President Lincoln’s timing of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation. They focused on the legal grounding for the proclamation and what it accomplished. The ...
595Nov 17, 2009
President Lincoln's Humor
Richard Carwardine talked about the humor of President Abraham Lincoln. Topics included the political satire of the Civil War era. Then he responded to questions from members of the ...
885Nov 16, 2009
Lincoln and the West
James McPherson spoke about President Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the West and his opposition to the expansion of slavery. He responded to questions from members of the ...
1,254Nov 4, 2009
Tell Me of Lincoln
William Styple talked about his book Tell Me of Lincoln: Memories of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Life in Old New York (Belle Grove Publishing Company; October 1, 2009) and told ...
279Apr 17, 2009
Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document
A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was elected to the ...
374Feb 12, 2009
Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony
A ceremony “Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln” was held by the National Park Service and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission on the ...
244Feb 8, 2009
Collecting Lincoln Memorabilia
Historians and collectors participated in a panel discussion on Lincoln memorabilia. Topics included how the panelists became collectors, how pieces connect to Lincoln and his era, research, ...
1,115Feb 1, 2009
In Depth with Frank Williams and Edna Medford
Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Edna Medford talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life and some of the thousands of books written about him (currently being published at the rate of one a week). ...
122Apr 3, 2008
Lincoln, Bush and the War Powers of the Presidency
Panelists talked about the American Constitution and compared the attitudes of Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush toward the Constitution during wartime.
After the program, they responded ...
94Nov 17, 2007
New Lincoln Books
Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Harold Holzer talked about recent and upcoming books about President Lincoln at the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.
477Nov 17, 2007
Book Discussion on Mr. Lincolns T-Mails
Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, published by ...
18Aug 25, 2006
Chief Justice Williams talked by remote connection from Boston about the use of military tribunals and habeas corpus from the presidency of Abraham Lincoln until today. He responded to ...
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