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In Bill Bartelt's new book, "Abe's Youth," he delves into the childhood of Abraham Lincoln and its influence on him as a leader and during times of trials and triumphs. Lincoln's time in Indiana was instrumental to shaping him into a leader. This journey into understanding Lincoln's childhood shows humble beginnings leading to a strong and focused leader. Bill Bartelt is a historian based out of Newburg, Indiana who focuses on Lincoln's time in the state. He has written and edited...
Topic: Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
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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
The values each of us hold dear, and the choices we make as free individuals, are heavily influenced by what we draw from experience. An informed appreciation of history enables each of us to appropriate the wealth of accumulated human experience beyond our own. Abraham Lincoln lived a quarter century in Illinois. Throughout his life in Illinois he had an impact on the citizens and they had an impact on him. Learn how Lincoln developed key character traits that would make him the Great...
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, American Presidents
Dr. Hilary Green, Associate Professor of History, Department of Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama will discuss "Veterans, Comrades, and Leaders: African American Civil War Veterans in Northeastern North Carolina" on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 2 pm via Zoom. Dr. Green offers an overview of the ways that African American veterans of the Civil War leveraged the Civil War service through parades, participation in the Grand Army of the Republic and other activities. These men...
Topics: American Civil War, Unionism, Union veterans, African Americans