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2011 Lincoln Colloquium: Lincoln as War Leader

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.

Bruce Allardice is a professor of history at South Suburban College. He is past president of the Northern Illinois Civil War Round Table and the Civil War Round Table of Chicago. A lifelong Chicago-area resident and long-suffering White Sox fan, Allardice has authored or coauthored six books and numerous articles on the Civil War. He is currently working on editing the diary of Charles F. Gunther, a Confederate steamboat officer who later became Chicago’s leading candymaker.

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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