440Nov 17, 2013
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, ...
196Nov 17, 2013
U.S. Colored Troops
Howard University history department chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil ...
496Nov 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.
809Jun 30, 2013
President Lincoln in Film and Fact
Harold Holzer spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He talked about his books: The Civil War in 50 ...
524May 13, 2013
Civil War Artifacts
Harold Holzer spoke about Civil War artifacts featured in his book, The Civil War in 50 Objects, which were drawn from the New York Historical Society’s collection. Objects in the ...
1,309May 8, 2013
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2
John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863, ...
305Mar 2, 2013
Harold Holzer on President Lincoln
Harold Holzer talked about President Lincoln’s surge in popularity and what Lincoln’s political legacy means today. Topics included the causes of the resurgence of President ...
694Feb 19, 2013
Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and U.S. Colored Troops
Scholars talked about the contributions, sacrifices, and challenges faced by African Americans who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Under the terms of the Emancipation ...
718Feb 15, 2013
Book Discussion on Lincoln: The Screenplay
Tony Kushner, author of the screenplay for the motion picture, “Lincoln,” and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a ...
269Jan 31, 2013
American Popular Art
Art experts discuss the lives and cultural impact of Sculptor John Rogers and painter Norman Rockwell, two of most popular and commercially successful American artists of all time. Speakers ...
2,961Dec 4, 2012
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1
Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, ...
1,370Nov 19, 2012
Steven Spielberg on 149th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address
Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating President Lincoln"s Gettysburg Address delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in ...
980Oct 4, 2012
Book Discussion on War on the Waters
Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and ...
337Sep 16, 2012
Harold Holzer on the Battle of Antietam
Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President Lincoln. Topics included his relations with the troops, foreign relations, the Emancipation ...
684Jun 22, 2012
Images of Generals McClellan and Lee
Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and political cartoons featuring two of the war’s leading generals, George B. McClellan and Robert E. ...
1,605May 31, 2012
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief
This week on The Civil War, a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as opposing commanders-in-chief. Historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and William Davis talk about how ...
913Apr 15, 2012
150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act
Scholar and Author Harold Holzer talked about the 150th anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act which freed enslaved individuals in Washington D.C. Topics included the purpose of the ...
674Nov 30, 2011
Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press
Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the Civil War, and the ...
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 ...
1,758Nov 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 ...
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