Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Eleventh Annual Symposium

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National Archives II
College Park, Maryland

March 29, 2008

Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., the National Archives, the Foundation for the National Archives, the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., and the generosity of individual donors; and, endorsed by the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Gabor Boritt › How Some Few ‘Remarks’ Became the ‘Gettysburg Address’
William C. Harris › Lincoln and the Mexican-American War Revisited
William Lee Miller › Lincoln Does His Duty as a Statesman
David Work › Why Lincoln Appointed Political Generals

The Lincoln – Douglas Debates – Relying on new scholarly analysis of the texts and the historical context of the Debates, the panel discussed the role of the Debates in Lincoln’s political emergence.