2011 Lincoln Colloquium: Lincoln's Concept of Leadership in a Democracy

October 29, 2011

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Stewart Winger

Listen in to the Annual Lincoln Colloquium, hosted this year at the Chicago History Museum. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the theme of this year’s colloquium is Lincoln and leadership.

Stewart Winger is an associate professor of History at Illinois State University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War, Reconstruction, American religious history, comparative global fundamentalisms, U.S. legal history, and U.S. constitutional history. His book Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics won the 2004 Barondess/Lincoln Prize. His current project concerns Lincoln’s role in the rise of a market economy and the business corporation in Illinois.

The consortium that organizes this annual event—Indiana Historical Society, Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, Allen County Public Library, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and Chicago History Museum—represent the states that claim Abraham Lincoln as a honored past resident. These institutions host the Lincoln Colloquium on a revolving basis. The Colloquium celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010.

Recorded Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Chicago History Museum.