Abraham Lincoln Institute

& Co-Sponsor

Ford's Theatre Society

Present

Twentieth Annual Symposium - March 18, 2017

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"


Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. and the Ford's Theatre Society with co-sponsor the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C.
The 2017 Symposium will be held at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Symposium 2017 @ Ford's Theatre


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  • You must have a ticket to attend Symposium 2017.
  • Symposium 2017 registration is now open to ALI and Ford Society members and friends.
  • Tickets are free and may be reserved in advance.
  • Reserved tickets may be picked up at the Ford's Theatre box office Saturday morning, March 18, between 8:30-9:00.
  • Remaining tickets will be available to the public the morning of the symposium at 8:30.

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Ford Theatre photograph taken between 1860-1880
Photo of Ford's Theatre courtesy of the
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.

  

THE PRESENTATIONS

Daniel W. Crofts


  Daniel W. Crofts






“The Paradoxical Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Other Thirteenth Amendment”

Based on the book Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

Introduced by William C. Harris

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Stephen D. Engle


  Stephen D. Engle






“‘They are a Body of Wise and Patriotic Men’: Lincoln’s Loyal Governors”

Based on the book Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

Introduced by Robert Willard

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Allen C. Guelzo


  Allen C. Guelzo






“Hating Lincoln, or, Why So Many Americans Think the Great Emancipator is No Longer Great or an Emancipator”

Based on the book Redeeming the Great Emancipator (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures) (Harvard University Press, 2016)

Introduced by Lucas E. Morel

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Jason H. Silverman


  Jason H. Silverman






"'I am not a Know Nothing. . . .How Can I be?': Abraham Lincoln's Life-long Relationship with Immigrants"

Based on the book Lincoln and the Immigrant (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015)

Introduced by Jonathan W. White

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Douglas L. Wilson


  Douglas L. Wilson






“William H. Herndon in His Own Voice”

Based on the book Herndon on Lincoln: Letters (University of Illinois Press, 2016)

Introduced by John R. Sellers

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