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Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
Feb 26, 2021 Emerson, Jason
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Abraham Lincoln and poetry are known to have a strong connection to each other, but what about his wife, Mary? Throughout history, Mary Lincoln has been the subject of numerous poems, both flattering and satirical. Please join Jason Emerson as he looks at Mary's poetic connections and explains the context surrounding them. Jason Emerson is a journalist and a Lincoln historian with over 25 years of research. He has written "Mary Lincoln for the Ages," "The Madness of Mary...
Topics: Poetry, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Mary Todd Lincoln
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Oct 28, 2020 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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Oct 6, 2020 Guelzo, Allen C.
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The word democracy occurs only 137 times in the collected writings of Abraham Lincoln. But nothing for Lincoln could be "as clearly true as the truth of democracy." So, when the thunderous cloud of Civil War broke over his presidency, Lincoln had no hesitation in portraying the struggle as a contest, not over constitutional niceties, or even over slavery, but over the basic principle of democracy itself and "whether a constitutional republic, or a democracy -- a government of the...
Topics: R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture, Democracy, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library,...
Richard Hileman is one of the author/researchers of The Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study. Abraham Lincoln was conspicuously silent about the family of his mother, Nancy Hanks. From 1900 into the 1950s, her ancestry was the subject of intense interest and was hotly contested. Hileman investigates new historical evidence revealing the surprising truth Lincoln concealed about his mother's family and ancestry.
Topics: Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln, Nancy...
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Jul 31, 2017 Cosbey, Roger
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The Hon. Roger Cosbey, retired Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, presents "The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trials & Their Aftermath," an exploration of the trials of the seven conspirators arrested after President Lincoln's assassination and their outcomes. This program was the second in the 2017 Lincoln at the Library series and is supported by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Lincoln at the Library Series
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Mar 30, 2017 Gabbard, Sara V.
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Lincoln scholar and author, Sara Gabbard explores the events and personalities surrounding Mary Todd Lincoln's 1875 trial for lunacy and her commitment to Bellevue Place Sanitarium.
Topic: Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series
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Nov 22, 2016 William E. Bartelt, Dr. Brian Dirck, Dr. Nicole Etcheson
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In celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana statehood and the arrival of the Lincoln family in Indiana, historian William Bartelt, Dr. Brian Dirck, and Dr. Nicole Etcheson will present a program on “The Emergence of Lincoln: Because of or In Spite of his Hoosier Roots?”
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Indiana History, Friends of the Lincoln Collection...
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Nov 14, 2016 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...
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Mar 3, 2016 Etcheson, Nicole
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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...
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Mar 2, 2015 Hobson, Margaret
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Margaret Hobson has researched the 44th Indiana Civil Regiment extensively and has published three books about this brave group of men from Northeast Indiana. She will shares what she has learned about the first commander of the Regiment, Colonel Hugh B. Reed. Before the war, Reed operated Fort Wayne’s first drugstore at the Landing and Calhoun Street. During the war, he fought in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Regimental Histories, 44th of Indiana
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Jan 23, 2015 Schneider, Thomas E.
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A"Lincoln at the Library" presentation given on November 9, 2014 at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library. Dr. Thomas E. Schneider from the University of St. Francis explores the unprecedented 1864 wartime election and how it still resonates today.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan
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Sep 15, 2014 Meyer, Mark
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Mark Meyer presents a Civil War journey through the eyes of Hoosier volunteer John E. Wilkins. Wilkins was one of the first to answer Lincoln’s call for volunteers in April 1861 and served in the Indiana 11th & 16th Regiments through the war’s conclusion in 1865. He chronicled his experiences in a diary and “notebooks of recollections.”
Topics: United States-- Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 11th (1861-1865), United States. -- Army. --...
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Jun 3, 2014 Gabbard, Sara V
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Sara Gabbard, Executive Director of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc., presents a talk on President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Lincoln delivered his address on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Gettysburg Address, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865....
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May 30, 2014 Burris, Michael
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Sergeant Michael Burris, Crime Scene Supervisor for the Fort Wayne Police Department, looks at the Lincoln assassination from today's police perspective.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln Assassination, Lincoln, Abraham,...
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May 29, 2014 Jolliff, David
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Dr. David Jolliff speaks on popular perceptions of Abraham Lincoln.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865
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May 28, 2014 Gaff, Alan D.
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Al Gaff, Civil War historian, discusses the Battle of Gettysburg and the very different stories of civilians John L. Burns and Charles F. Weakley.
Topics: Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, Lincoln at the Library Series, John L. Burns, Charles...
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May 27, 2014 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...
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May 27, 2014 Klein, Fritz
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Nationally known Lincoln presenter, Fritz Klein presents a program focusing on the life of Abraham Lincoln.
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Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Abraham Lincoln presenter, Civil War Reenactor,...
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May 23, 2014 Malanson, Jeffrey & Kuebler-Wolf, Elizabeth & Bartky, Elliot
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This panel discussion commemorates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Panelists investigate the context and effects of the Proclamation and offer varying perspectives—political, historical, and cultural—on the Proclamation.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Manuscripts,...
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May 22, 2014 Gaff, Alan D
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Civil War historian Al Gaff examines strategy, tactics, and some of the important personalities involved in the August 28, 1862, battle on John Brawner's northern Virginia farm.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, United States Civil War, Second Bull Run, Groveton, Virginia,...
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May 22, 2014 Gaff, Alan D
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Al Gaff examines some of the personalities in the Sumter garrison, details Major Anderson's defensive arrangements and offers unique insights into how officers, soldiers, and civilians conducted themselves during and after the furious cannonade that inaugurated the Civil War.
Topics: United States Civil War, Lincoln at the Library Series, Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina,...
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May 22, 2014 Dew, David
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Local historian David Dew gives a detailed description of the days immediately after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the events leading up the capture of John Wilkes Booth.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln Assassination,...
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May 20, 2014 Thorn, Sam
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Educator and historian Sam Thorn discusses the Mexican War of 1846-1848 as a training ground for the military leadership of North and South during the Civil War.
Topics: Mexican War, Lincoln at the Library Series, Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns.
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May 16, 2014 Crisp, Jay
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Civil War expert Jay Crisp explores Abraham Lincoln's continuing prominence in American history and discusses why Lincoln still matters today.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at the Library Series, History: United States, Civil War Period, 1861-1865.
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May 15, 2014 Gilliom, Russell E.
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Dr. Russell E. Gilliom, local dentist and president of the 30th Indiana Infantry re-enactors, discusses the treatment of dental patients during the Civil War era.
Topics: Lincoln at the Library Series, Civil War Dentistry, History of Dentists, American Dental History,...