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2011 Lincoln Colloquium: Comments on the Civil War and the Problem of the Civil War

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.

Matthew Holden Jr. is the Wepner Distinguished Professor in political science at the University of Illinois Springfield. His wide-ranging scholarly interests, many of which are directly related to the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, include public administration and policy, public law, urban politics, and race and politics. His book The White Man’s Burden is considered a classic in the early political scholarship on race and politics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Senior Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

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.

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