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The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana Presents the 2022 McMurtry Lecture with Ronald C. White: Ronald C. White speakson topics from his newest book, Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President. The book won the 2021 Barondess/Lincoln award presented by the Civil War Round Table of New York for “the greater appreciation of the life and work of Abraham Lincoln.” Ronald C. White is also the author of two New York Times bestselling...
Topics: 2022 McMurtry Lecture, Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library

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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,...
Presented by Susannah Koerber  September 22, 2022, Susannah Koerber speaks on topics relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Black community, and the fight for emancipation and citizenship. Susannah Koerber is the Chief Curator and Research Officer at Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
- 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, --...