Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Tenth 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 24, 2007

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Author Ron Soodalter › Hanging Captain Gordon

Publications: Hanging Captain Gordon

Law Professor Dr. Mark Steiner, J.D. › An Honest Calling: Lincoln’s Law Practice

South Texas College of Law

Publications: An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln Legal Papers, editor

Attorney James L. Swanson, J.D. › Manhunt

Senior Legal Scholar, Heritage Foundation

Key Publications:
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer (2007)
Lincoln’s Assassins (2006)

Professor Jennifer L. Weber › ‘The Fire in the Rear’: Dissent in the North

Publications: Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North (2005)

Professor Douglas Wilson › Lincoln and the Art of Presidential Writing

Co-Director, Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College

Key Publications:
Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, Winner, Lincoln Prize, 2007
Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln (2006), Winner, Lincoln Prize, 1999