Harold Holzer

Thomas J. Brown, Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina, (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). James Conroy, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865 (Lyons Press, 2014). Lincoln Prize Finalist Adam W. Dean, An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the [...]

Actually, I've never met Harold Holzer, but his review of John Avery's Lincoln Uber Alles: Dictatorship Comes to America, which can be found in the latest issue of North and South (November 2010) magazine is hilarious.  I am not the biggest fan of reviews that go beyond a strict critique of the argument, but as [...]

Today I showed a segment of Henry L. Gates's "Looking for Lincoln" to my Civil War Memory class.  They enjoyed it and it provides an excellent overview of some of the themes that will be explored in this last full week of classes before the trimester ends.  We looked specifically at the segments on emancipation [...]

I am pleased to see that the new PBS documentary, "Looking for Lincoln" is available for viewing on their website.  I'm not sure if this is the complete broadcast, but enough is included to give you a sense of the scope as well as content.  The program is divided into relatively small sections, which makes [...]