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Abraham Lincoln Institute

Tenth Annual Symposium - March 24, 2007

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
The 2007 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

Presentation Videos

Author Ron Soodalter


Publication:  Hanging Captain Gordon (2003)

Topic:  "Hanging Captain Gordon"

Dr. Mark Steiner, J.D. – Law Professor, South Texas College of Law


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

Topic:  "An Honest Calling: Lincoln’s Law Practice"

Attorney James L. Swanson, J.D. – Senior Legal Scholar, Heritage Foundation


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

Topic:  "Manhunt"

Professor Jennifer L. Weber


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

Topic:  "“The Fire in the Rear’: Dissent in the North"

Professor Douglas Wilson  – 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

Topic:  "Lincoln and the Art of Presidential Writing"