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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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by McPherson, James M.
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Guest Lecturer, James M. McPherson, PhD, explores President Abraham Lincoln's relationship to the American West and discusses Lincoln's lasting effect on the territory beyond the Mississippi River. This is a R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, History: United States, Civil War Period, 1861-1865, West (U.S.) --...
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by 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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by 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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by 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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by 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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Jonathan W. White is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. His research focuses on the U.S. Constitution, the Civil War, and treason in American history.
Topics: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln) Emancipation Proclamation, 29th Annual Lincoln...
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by 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,...
Jeffrey J. Malanson is Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. His research focuses on the ways the legacies and historical memory of the nation’s founders were used by Americans for a variety of political ends.
Topics: 1809-1865, 29th Annual Lincoln Colloquium
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by 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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by White, Ronald C. Jr
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Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr., a New York Times best-selling author on President Abraham Lincoln, presents the 2011 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture
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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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by 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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by Bartelt, William E
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He was born in Kentucky and started his professional life in Illinois, but Abraham Lincoln spent his boyhood, 1816 to 1830, in Indiana. Learn more about these years in Lincoln's life as William Bartelt presents the 2014 Rolland Lecture "Reflections of Lincoln's Youth in Indiana."
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Rolland Lecture Series, Lincoln, Abraham-- 1809-1865 -- Childhood and youth
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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,...
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by Harris, Kathryn
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Kathryn Harris presents a first-person historical program as Harriet Tubman - the abolitionist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist who guided slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. Following her presentation as Tubman, Harris answers questions from the audience about the program and historical interpretation. Harris is an educator, librarian, and historical interpreter. Harris retired from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as its library...
Topics: Underground Railroad, Civil War, Harriet Tubman, African American Activist, Abolitionist
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by Burlingame, Michael
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Abraham Lincoln biographer Dr. Michael Burlingame presents the 2010 R. Gerald McMurtry lecture.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Anecdotes, Presidents -- United States --...
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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...
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by Holzer, Harold
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Harold Holzer, one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, provides insight and examples of how the image of Abraham Lincoln changed between the years of 1863 and 1865. Holzer traces the evolution of Lincoln from unknown to "secular saint" through a series of photographs, lithographs and paintings.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Early American Photography, Civil War
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by Gabbard, Sara
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Sara Gabbard, Executive Director of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc., discusses the ten essays included in the book 1863: Lincoln's Pivotal Year, co-edited by Gabbard and Harold Holzer. This is program is part of the Rolland Lecture Series.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865...
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by 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,...
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
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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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by 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,...
April 1865 was a month that could have unraveled the nation. Instead, it saved it. Senior scholar of history and public policy at the University of Maryland, Jay Winik, offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. 2019 ACPL McMurtry Lecture recorded in the Allen County Public Library in Indiana, USA.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Siege of Richmond-Virginia, American Civil War, History
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Follow Lincoln's body as it travels from Washington to Springfield in 1865. Watch as Lincoln's tomb is built, rebuilt, and rebuilt yet again. Hear about the bizarre circumstances of Lincoln's casket being opened five times and moved approximately fifteen times after his arrival in Springfield.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Friends of the Allen County Public Library, Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, Abraham...
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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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
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by 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,...
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by Dr. Katherine Fleck, Paul Helmke, Gene Policiniski
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America in 1861 was deeply divided and Americans were angry and confused. America in 2019 is deeply divided and Americans are angry and confused. All partisanship aside, the news and analysis of today underscores one more time: The presence of Abraham Lincoln on the American scene remains a force to be invoked in the time of Twitter just as it was in the time of the Telegraph, featuring panelists Dr. Katherine Fleck, Paul Helmke, and Gene Policiniski.
Topic: Political Science-- Political Ideologies -- Conservatism & Liberalism