Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Seventh Annual Symposium

Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. (ALI), provides free, ongoing education on the life, career, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ALI offers resources for educators, governmental and community leaders, and the general public through symposia, seminars, lectures, and special events.

National Archives II
College Park, Maryland

March 27, 2004

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the National Archives, with major funding from the Lincoln Institute of New Rochelle, New York

Professor James M. McPherson › Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

Princeton University

Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (2003)
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (2002)
For Cause and Comrades – Winner, Lincoln Prize, 1998
Battle Cry of Freedom (1988) – Winner, Pulitzer Prize in History, 1989

Professor William C. Harris › Lincoln and Trade Through the Lines

North Carolina State University

With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union – Winner, Lincoln Prize, 1998
Lincoln’s Last Months (2003)

Professor Silvana R. Siddali › An Act of Justice: The Emancipation Proclamation, Slave Property, and Northern Public Opinion

Saint Louis University

Professor Siddali is recognized for her scholarly treatments of Northern public attitudes toward the Constitution, slavery and the South during the Civil War period.

Professor Brian R. Dirck › Lincoln the Lawyer

Anderson University

Publications: Lincoln & Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865 (2001)

Nelson D. Lankford › Lincoln in Richmond

Editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Publications: Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital (2003)