Abraham Lincoln Institute

Twenty-First Annual Symposium - March 2018

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc.



  It Strikes Me There’s Something In It’: Lincoln, the Monitor, and Popular Memory

Anna Gibson Holloway

Anna Gibson Holloway is the Director of Museum Operations for SEARCH, Inc., a cultural resource management firm specializing in underwater archaeology and maritime heritage. Previously she has served as Maritime Historian for the Maritime Heritage Program of the National Park Service (NPS) in Washington, D.C., as Vice President of Museum Collections and Programs at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va., and as curator of the USS Monitor Center. She is author of “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War (Kent State University Press, 2017) with Jonathan W. White.

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  Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet Crisis of 1862

William C. Harris

William C. Harris is professor emeritus of history at North Carolina State University. He is the author of 14 books and numerous articles and essays on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including 7 books relating to Lincoln.  With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union (1997) won the Lincoln Prize, Second Place, Lincoln’s Last Months (2004) received the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award, Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency (2007) was awarded the Henry Adams Prize by the Society for History in the Federal Government, and Lincoln and the Border States (2011) was the co-winner of the Lincoln Prize.

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  Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: A Double-Edged Sword

Richard Carwardine

Richard Carwardine is the author or editor of several books, including Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (Knopf, 2006), which won the Lincoln Prize, and Lincoln’s Sense of Humor (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018). From 2002 to 2009 he was Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University, and a Fellow of St. Catherine’s College. He also served as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, from 2010 to 2016.

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  Lincoln and the Abolitionists

Stanley Harrold

Stanley Harrold is professor of history at South Carolina State University. He is the author or editor of several books about abolitionists in the Civil War Era, including The Abolitionists and the South, 1831-1861 (University Press of Kentucky, 1995), Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which was honorable mention for the Lincoln Prize, and Lincoln and the Abolitionists (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018).

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  Stanton, the Lincoln Assassination, the Aftermath

Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr, after a twenty-five year career as a Washington and international lawyer, turned to writing American history. He is the author of three major biographies: John Jay: Founding Father (Hambledon & London, 2005), Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary (Simon & Schuster, 2017).

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