Just a quick update for those of you following the ongoing discussion in Richmond over whether to set aside a day to honor Abraham Lincoln. The original bill can be found here. There have been reports that the senate decided against the bill, but what follows is an update from Jeffry Burden, who is involved [...]
Update – 01/24: Yesterday the bill was stricken from the Senate’s calendar. Update: Head on over to Robert Moore’s site for some thoughtful commentary on Lincoln’s connection to the Shenandoah Valley. Turns out that the Lincoln family’s roots are deep. The Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill that would designate the third Monday in [...]
Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. has decided not to sell the bestselling book, Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The decision was made following a thorough review of the book by Deputy Superintendent, Rae Emerson. I don’t have any problem with the NPS making such a decision; in fact, I [...]
The first part of this interview is quite interesting as Foner reflects on his personal background and its influence on his scholarship. His new book on Lincoln and slavery is now available in paperback and well worth reading.
This past week a letter surfaced written by William Herndon in 1866, which tells us nothing new about Abraham Lincoln’s faith. You can purchase it for $35,000. “Mr. Lincoln’s religion is too well known to me to allow of even a shadow of a doubt; he is or was a Theist & a Rationalist, denying [...]
Update: Here is a transcript of a debate between Harry V. Jaffa and Thomas DiLorenzo from 2002, which was sponsored by The Independent Institute. Brooks Simpson has also written up a thoughtful response to this post. I just finished watching Judge Napolotino’s interview with Thomas DiLorenzo and Thomas Woods on FOX News about the so-called [...]
Well, historian and Sons of Confederate Veterans member, Greg Clemmer thinks so. Clemmer is the author of Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor, which was published back in 1997. Unfortunately, he is one of the few voices of reason within the SCV. Consider what he has to say about Lincoln’s [...]