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Abraham Lincoln Institute

Eighth Annual Symposium - March 12, 2005

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. and the Smithsonian.
The 2006 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

Professor Joseph R. Fornieri – Rochester Institute of Technology


Publications:  Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith (2003);  The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2004);  Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency (2003)

Topic:  "Lincoln, Law, Prudence and Morality"

Author Harold Holzer – Senior Vice President, External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Key Publications:  Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that made Abraham Lincoln President (2004); The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2004)

Topic:  "Lincoln and the Cooper Union Address"

Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard – Chair, Colby College History Department


Key Publications:  Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War (2004); All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (2004)

Topic:  "Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln"

Professor Phillip Shaw Paludan – Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield


Key Publications:  The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, Winner 1995 Lincoln Prize

Topic:  "Lincoln and Democracy"

Professor Matthew Pinsker – Dickinson College


Publications:  Lincoln’s Constitution

Topic:  "The Private President: New Insights from the Old Soldiers’ Home"