Abraham Lincoln Institute

Fourteenth Annual Symposium - March 26, 2011

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
The 2011 Symposium will be held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

2011 Photo Gallery © Bruce Guthrie   |  2011 Video Gallery


Videos courtesy of Lincoln Archives Podcasts.

Burrus Carnahan

Burrus Carnahan - J.D., Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School and Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Key Publications:
Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War (2010)
Act of Justice (on the Emancipation Proclamation) (2007)

Symposium Topic:  
"Lincoln on Trial? The President and Military Treatment of Southern Civilians" Video

Amanda Foreman

Amanda Foreman  - Ph.D., FRSA, Senior Visiting Scholar, AHRB Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London

Key Publications:
A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War (2011)
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (1998)
Winner of the Whitbread Book Award for best biography and basis of the 2008 film, The Duchess

Symposium Topic:
"Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in England: A Propaganda Tool for the Enemy?" Video

David Hirsch  -  J.D., Attorney and former columnist for the ABA Journal

Key Publication: 
Co-author with Dan Van Haften - Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason (2010)

Symposium Topic:
"And the War Came: The Geography of Language" Video

James Swanson

James Swanson  -  Senior Legal Scholar, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Key Publications:  
Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse (2010)
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (2006)

Symposium Topic:
"Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse" Video

Jonathan White  -  Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Christopher Newport University, and ALI Dissertation-Prize Winner (2010)

Key Publications:  
Abraham Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman (Forthcoming: LSU Press, Fall 2011)
Editor, A Philadelphia Perspective: The Civil War Diary of Sidney George Fisher (2007)

Symposium Topic:
"John Merryman and Lincoln's Other Habeas Corpus Problem" Video