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Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by 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,...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by White, Ronald C.
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Ronald C. White is a New York Times Best Selling Author of 3 biographies on Abraham Lincoln and is the author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant which became an instant New York Times Best Seller in October of 2016.
Topics: Ulysses S. Grant, R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture
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 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, --...
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Miller, Debra
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Chicago actress Debra Miller presents in 'Mrs. Lincoln's Salon' a picture of Mary Lincoln that is both sympathetic and truthful. Mrs. Lincoln's Salon takes place in the Executive Mansion Blue Room on April 4th, 1865. The audience is invited to reminisce with Mrs. Lincoln about her childhood, her days in Springfield, her children, and the approaching end of the Civil War. The performance draws from Mary Todd Lincoln's own letters to friends, family, and political figures of the era.
Topic: Mary Todd Lincoln
Artist Wendy Allen explores her 35-year experience creating portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Wendy Allen painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln in 1983. The 16th president soon became the focus of her art, and she has painted hundreds of images of him. In 2007 she left a career in educational publishing to paint full time.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Rolland Lecture Series, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Portraits.
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Collins, Susan--Helmke, Paul--Young Switzer, Jo
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Panel Members: Paul Helmke, former Mayor of Fort Wayne -- Jo Young Switzer, retired Manchester University President--Magistrate Judge Susan Collins. Panel Moderator for the evening: Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, Associate Professor-Purdue Fort Wayne.
Topic: 2018 Lincoln Symposium