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Regional History Colloquium: Lincoln in the Atlantic World

October 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Free

book coverLincoln in the Atlantic World, written by Louise L. Stevenson, reveals how Abraham Lincoln responded to prompts from around the globe to shape his personal appearance, political appeal, and presidential policies. Throughout his life, Lincoln learned lessons about slavery, American politics, and international relations from sources centered in Africa, Britain, and the European continent. Answering questions that previous scholars have not thought to ask, the book opens the vision of Lincoln as a global republican.

A professor of history and American studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, Louise L. Stevenson writes about ninteenth-century American cultural and intellectual life in its transatlantic context. Lincoln in the Atlantic World follows her Scholarly Means to Evangelical Ends: The New Haven Scholars and the Transformation of Higher Learning in America, 1830-1890 (Johns Hopkins, 1986), The Victorian Homefront: American Thought and Culture, 1860-1880 (1991, new ed. Cornell, 2001), and articles on books and reading in everyday life, from the best sellers of the eighteenth-century to Harry Potter.

The Colloquium, Lincoln in the Atlantic World, takes place on Thursday, October 15, beginning with a social gathering and book signing at 4pm, followed by the lecture from 4:30-5:30pm. The lecture is free and open to the public and takes place in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue.


Details

Date:
October 15, 2015
Time:

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
History, Lecture
Website:
http://lancasterhistory.org/events

Organizer

LancasterHistory.org
Phone:
717-392-4633
Website:
www.lancasterhistory.org

Venue

LancasterHistory.org

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States

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Phone:
(717) 392-4633
Website:
lancasterhistory.org/