Glen LaFantasie wonders why we don’t have leaders like Lincoln anymore.
Craig L. Symonds winner of the 2009 Lincoln Prize pens a bicentennial post for the blog.
Jennnifer Weber looks at how Abraham Lincoln almost failed.
Allen Guelzo answers Lincoln FAQs.
On August 23, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln wrote the following memorandum and asked his Cabinet members to sign it on the back side of the paper without reading it (to forestall leaks): “This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this Administration will not be re-elected. Then it will be my duty to so co-operate with the President elect, as to save the Union between the election and inauguration; as he will have secured his election on such ground that he cannot possibly save it afterwards.”
Craig Symonds recounts his day with Lincoln.
An excerpt to kick off our Lincoln Bicentennial celebrations.
The American Historical Association’s 128th Annual Meeting is being held in Washington, D.C., 2-5 January 2014. For those of you attending, we’ve gathered advice about what to see and do in the Capital from author and DC resident Don Ritchie as well as members of Oxford University Press staff. And be sure to stop by Oxford’s booth #901-907.
James McPherson answers some questions about his new book This Might Scourge.