1,824Nov 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 ...
1,754Nov 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 ...
1,354Nov 18, 2010
Southern Perceptions of Abraham Lincoln
Peter Carmichael talked about Southern perceptions of Abraham Lincoln after the 1860 election. With four candidates on the ballot, Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election with forty ...
1,122Nov 17, 2002
Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
Mr. Weinberg and Mr. Swanson talked about the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln, including the trial of the conspirators and subsequent hanging of four of ...
1,078Nov 17, 2005
Book Discussion on Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
James L. Swanson, a member of the advisory committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about his forthcoming book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, ...
1,019Nov 17, 2011
Robert Todd Lincoln
Jason Emerson talked about Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln’s oldest son. He is the author of the forthcoming biography, Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. ...
893Nov 18, 2005
Why Was Lincoln Murdered?
The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was ...
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 ...
807Nov 17, 2011
Life in the Lincoln White House
Author and architectural historian William Seale discussed life in the Lincoln White House and how the Lincoln family’s presence there during wartime reinforced the idea of the White House as ...
753Nov 17, 2004
The Election of 1860
As part of the Ninth Annual Lincoln Forum, Professor Long discussed President Abraham Lincoln and his election campaign of 1860 in great detail. The 1860 election was most important because ...
744Nov 18, 2011
Portraying Historical Figures
Actor Stephen Lang portrayed James Jackson Purman - a Union first lieutenant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Lang presented Lieutenant ...
599Nov 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 ...
575Nov 19, 2000
Gettysburg Address Re-Enactment
As part of the ceremony marking the 137th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, an actor portraying President Lincoln delivered the address. This is part of program 161146-1.
572Nov 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 ...
560Nov 17, 2004
Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1864
Mr. Glatthaar talked about Abraham Lincoln’s campaign for president in 1864, his relationship with the Union high command, and the influence of the war and emancipation on the political ...
544Nov 17, 2011
Southern Women's Views of the North and Lincoln
Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham Lincoln and the North. Professor Ott is the author of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age ...
506Nov 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 ...
487Nov 17, 2013
New York City Draft Riots
Author Barnet Schecter talked about the causes, progression, and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
485Nov 17, 2011
Abraham Lincoln and the Todd Family
History professor Stephen Berry talked about the relationships of President Abraham Lincoln and the Todd family - the 13 brothers and sisters of first lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Originally from ...
481Nov 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 ...
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