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Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
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Hoosiers like to think that our greatest president derived his greatness from his youth growing up in Indiana. In fact, Abraham Lincoln rejected many of the values of 19th-century Indiana. Indiana was a Democratic state; Lincoln was a Whig. Indiana was a black law state, with legal discriminations against African Americans; Lincoln’s policies as president would end the black laws. Lincoln left Indiana at age 21 and like many a youth, he choose a path for his adult life that differed from his...
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Indiana History, Abraham Lincoln's Childhood, Spencer County Indiana, Lincoln at...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Etcheson, Nicole
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Leading up to the 2020 election, the political atmosphere is incredibly divisive. Elections in the past weren’t the same…or were they? Dr. Nicole Etcheson is the Alexander M. Bracken professor of history at Ball State University who will be looking at elections during Lincoln’s time as well as some correlation to today’s political environment. She is author of 'A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community' (2011) as well as numerous other books and articles. She was...
Topics: Elections, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln, Abraham, --...
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Nicole Etcheson is Alexander M. Bracken Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her research focuses on the sectional crisis, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Topics: United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865, 29th Annual Lincoln Colloquium
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gastineau, Jane
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For Americans, there was little “peace on earth” on the Christmases of 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864.  But even as the Civil War raged, the holiday was celebrated in soldiers’ camps and civilian homes.  And even though most of the traditions that we think of when we think of a Victorian Christmas—Christmas cards, Christmas trees, Santa Claus—were relatively new to Civil War-era Americans, they were part of the celebrations. Lincoln Financial Foundation Collectio Librarian, Jane...
Topic: Christmas
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gastineau, Jane
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Jane Gastineau, Lincoln Librarian, discusses Lincoln's struggles with personal loss, conflicting duties and responsibilities, and family divisions and crises during the Civil War.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Friends and...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gastineau, Jane E.
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Lincoln librarian Jane Gastineau presents some of the election releated materials drawn from the holdings of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of election tickets, pamphlets, cartoons, campaign newspapers and other ephemera.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln Financial...