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2011 Lincoln Colloquium: Lawyer, Leader, President

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.

Daniel W. Stowell is the director and editor of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. He is the author or editor of five books, including: Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 1863-1877; In Tender Consideration: Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois; and The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases.

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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