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Abraham Lincoln Institute
Thirteenth Annual Symposium
March 20, 2010

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

The 2010 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.


Videos of Symposium 2010 will be posted as soon as they are released.

Terry Alford  -  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)

Symposium Topic:  "When Booth Gave Lincoln Roses"

Robert C. Bray  -  Ph.D., R. Forest Colwell Professor of American Literature, Illinois Wesleyan University

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

Symposium Topic:  "Reading with Lincoln"

Jason Emerson  -  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)

Symposium Topic:  "Robert Todd Lincoln: First Son, Presidential Confidant, and Civil War Soldier"

William W. Freehling  -  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)

Symposium Topic:  "Lincoln's Growth and America's"

Craig L. Symonds  -  Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, United States Naval Academy

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

Symposium Topic:  "Lincoln as a Naval War Leader"