Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Twentieth 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.

Ford’s Theatre
Washington, D.C.

March 18, 2017

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. and the Ford’s Theatre Society with co-sponsor the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C.

Daniel W. Crofts
Daniel W. Crofts › The Paradoxical Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Other Thirteenth Amendment

Based on the book Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

Stephen D. Engle › ‘They are a Body of Wise and Patriotic Men’: Lincoln’s Loyal Governors

Based on the book Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

Allen C. Guelzo
Allen C. Guelzo › Hating Lincoln, or, Why So Many Americans Think the Great Emancipator is No Longer Great or an Emancipator

Based on the book Redeeming the Great Emancipator (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures) (Harvard University Press, 2016)

Jason H. Silverman
Jason H. Silverman › ‘I am not a Know Nothing. . . .How Can I be?’: Abraham Lincoln’s Life-long Relationship with Immigrants”

Based on the book Lincoln and the Immigrant (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015)

Douglas L. Wilson
Douglas L. Wilson › William H. Herndon in His Own Voice

Based on the book Herndon on Lincoln: Letters (University of Illinois Press, 2016)

Speakers Panel, Book Award and ALI Legacy Award Presentation