Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Buidling, Coolidge Auditorium, Saturday, March 16, 2002 from 9am-5pm - The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship

About the Symposium

This symposium is open for free registration (call 202-707-2017 or email: [email protected]) and has been sponsored by the Library of Congress, The Lincoln Institute and The Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Chartered in 1997, The Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc., holds annual symposia and quarterly seminars featuring prominent scholars from the region and the nation. Its Fifth Annual Symposium, "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship," is hosted and cosponsored by the Manuscript Division and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress, and with the generous
support of the Lincoln Institute. Presentations by five nationally-respected scholars are featured in this year's program.

  • William Lee Miller, author of the newly published Lincoln's Virtues, will look at the moral development of the 16th President in "I Felt It My Duty to Refuse: A Presidential Pardon Case."
  • Historian and commentator Doris Kearns Goodwin will investigate the political and personal dealings within "Lincoln's White House."
  • Ronald C. White of the San Francisco Theological Seminary will discuss the theological aspects of "Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural."
  • Author of Blood on the Moon, Edward Steers, Jr., will present his findings on "The Lincoln Assassination: A Case of Historical Malpractice."
  • John R. Sellers of the Library of Congress's Manuscript Division will conclude the event by examining the surprising information found in the diary of Horatio Nelson Taft in "Lincoln's Washington: A Divided City."


Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award:

Each year the board of trustees presents the award to a recently published work of outstanding merit on Lincoln.

Past recipients:

  • 1998: Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, eds. - Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Lincoln
  • 1999: Douglas L. Wilson - Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
  • 2000: Allen C. Guelzo - Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President
  • 2001: The Lincoln Legal Papers (DVD)

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