Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln in the Movies

This first video is perfect for a course on Lincoln and/or Civil War memory.  It provides a nice overview of how Lincoln has been interpreted in Hollywood movies and television […]

Christian McWhirter on Taking Lincoln and Django Seriously

I’ve been thinking about the gulf between the public’s response to Spielberg’s Lincoln and Tarrantino’s Django Unchained and the overall commentary coming from professional historians and other public intellectuals.  I’ve […]

As President Abraham Lincoln Explained…

Jon Carson does a wonderful job of responding to the recent flurry of White House Petitions requesting that individual states be given the right to secede from the Union. Thank […]

USPS Commemorates Emancipation Proclamation 150

Unfortunately, this may be the closest we get to any formal acknowledgement of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by the federal government.  I love the broadside/poster theme and […]

Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection, 2012

From the video description: For thirty two days, voices of veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars animated a bronze commemorative statue of Abraham Lincoln that has stood silently […]

Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Sesquicentennial

Over the weekend I took some time to answer a few questions about Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln as part of a forum for the journal Civil War History.  The roundtable discussion […]

What Did You Read This Year?

As I did last year I thought I might give you a chance to share what you enjoyed reading in the area of Civil War history over the past year.  […]

Spielberg and Lincoln Redux

I may go and see Spielberg’s Lincoln again later this afternoon.  Anyone want to join me?  🙂 I’ve done my best to stay on top of what the Lincoln and […]