Spring 2014

The Legacy and Lessons of the age of Lincoln

Nearly 150 years ago, the United States was in the middle of our bloodiest war. The young country looked to a brilliant Midwesterner, Abraham Lincoln, to lead them through the darkest hours of political and constitutional crises. What lessons have we learned from this time in American collective memory? How have the meanings of freedom changed for Americans since the Civil War and how has Lincoln’s legacy shaped American political discourse today?

FEBRUARY

3

The Road to Appomattox and Durham Station

RICHARD HANEY Emeritus Professor, History

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10

Equal Protection and Equal Elections: Enforcing the Civil War Amendments in the Twenty-First Century

JOLLY EMREY Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science

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24

Revisiting "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in the Twentieth Century

DANA PRODOEHL Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures

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MARCH

3

Lincoln's Long Shadow: Portrayals of Abraham Lincoln in American Popular Culture

ANNA HAJDIK Lecturer, Languages and Literatures

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10

Reinventing America: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

RICHARD HAVEN Emeritus Professor, Communication

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17

With Malice Toward None: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

RICHARD HAVEN Emeritus Professor, Communication

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24

Lincoln's Pragmatism: Plotting a Course Between Abolition and States' Rights

EDWARD GIMBEL Assistant Professor, Political Science

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31

American Poets on Suffering and Death in the Civil War

BETH LUECK Professor, Languages and Literatures

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APRIL

7

Lincoln's Legacy and the Promise of Reconstruction

AMBER MOULTON Assistant Professor, History

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14

Lincoln's Darkest Hour

ANTHONY GULIG Associate Professor and Chair, History

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21

A Mission to Honor: UW-Whitewater Students Premiere Documentary on the Fairhaven Veteran's History Project

Jarred Donlon, Katelyn Klepper, Ashlee Lamers, Carolyn Larsen and Travis OGallagher, UW-Whitewater Students

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Early American vs. Modern-Day Slavery: Debating Similarities, Differences and the Power of Moral Discourse

MARGO KLEINFELD Associate Professor, Geography and Geology

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MAY

5

Federalism and the Secession Crisis of 1860-1861

LARRY ANDERSON Professor, Political Science

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