Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Thirteenth 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 20, 2010

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

Terry Alford › When Booth Gave Lincoln Roses

Ph.D., Professor of History, Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale

Key Publication: Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of an African Prince Sold into Slavery in the American South (Anniversary edition, 2007)

Robert C. Bray › Reading with Lincoln

Ph.D., R. Forest Colwell Professor of American Literature, Illinois Wesleyan University

Key Publication: Peter Cartwright: Legendary Frontier Preacher (2005)

Jason Emerson › Robert Todd Lincoln: First Son, Presidential Confidant, and Civil War Soldier

Independent Historian and Freelance Writer, Cazenovia, NY

Key Publications:
Lincoln the Inventor (2008)
The Madness of Mary Lincoln, with Dr. James S. Brust, M.D. (2007)

William W. Freehling › Lincoln’s Growth and America’s

Ph.D., Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and Senior Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Key Publications:
The Road to Disunion, Volume I: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 (1990)
The Road to Disunion, Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-1861 (2007)

Craig L. Symonds › Lincoln as a Naval War Leader

Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, United States Naval Academy

Key Publication: Lincoln and His Admirals (2008), Co-Winner: 2009 Lincoln Prize