The Bridgewater College Civil War Institute presents
"Lincoln: 200 Years Later"
A one-day symposium featuring:
Gary L. Ecelbarger, a Civil War historian and Lincoln scholar who has written or co-written five books, including The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination (2008) and Three Days in the Shenandoah : Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester (2008). Echelbarger's talk will focus on Lincoln's election in 1860 and is entitled "Abraham Lincoln under the Radar."
Jason Emerson, an independent historian and freelance writer living in Cazenovia, NY. His books include The Madness of Mary Lincoln (2007) and most recently Lincoln the Inventor (2008). He currently is at work on his biography of Robert Todd Lincoln, the oldest Lincoln son. Emerson will discuss his work on Mary Lincoln.
Sharon Roger Hepburn, Professor of History and Departmental Chair of the Radford University History Department in Radford, VA. Her most recent work is Crossing the Border: A Free Black Community in Canada (2007). Hepburn will discuss slaves' response to news of the Emancipation Proclamation in a talk entitled “Lincoln as ‘de Messiah’”.
Phillip C. Stone, President of Bridgewater College. He is author of numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln, and is Founder and President of the Lincoln Society of Virginia and a member of the Advisory Committee of the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Stone's presentation is entitled “Why Lincoln Matters.”
4 April 2009
beginning at 9:00 AM
McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics Room 100
402 E. College St., Bridgewater, VA 22812
Sessions are free of charge.
For further information, contact Nick Picerno at 540-828-5761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
402 E. College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812
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