The Richards Civil War Center at Penn State University will host a symposium featuring seven internationally recognized scholars on Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation on April 14, 2007. Admission is free, however, pre-registration is required.
The symposium is being held in conjunction with a year-long loan of a rare copy of a signed war-time printing of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation on display in the University Libraries and Special Collections. The event will feature leading scholars addressing Lincoln's view of citizenship, the considerations of enslaved and freedpeople toward Lincoln, and the implications of emancipation on region, gender and religion.
Speakers include Richard Carwardine, Louis Gerteis, Steven Hahn, Stephanie McCurry, Mark Neely, Julie Saville, and Michael Vorenberg.
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