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Lincoln Forum still has space

By Linda Wheeler

The 15th annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, scheduled for Nov. 16 to 18, is usually sold out by now but there are a few spaces left. I have attended the last eight of these symposia and recommend them highly as the place to hear and meet the top Lincoln experts in the country.

The theme this year is, “The Coming of the Civil War: Enter Lincoln, Exit the South” and speakers include Harold Holzer,
Craig L. Symonds, John F. Marszalek and Edna Greene Medford, all of whom are panelists on this blog’s Civil War Q&A section.

On Thursday, participants have a choice of a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield or spending time with the speakers in small groups to discuss any aspect of the war.

The forum is held at the recently opened Wyndham Hotel just east of Gettysburg and the registration fee of $350 covers most meals. It is always scheduled for the three days leading up to Dedication Day, Nov. 19, the anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address which is marked at the Gettysburg Cemetery each year.

On Saturday which is known as Remembrance Day, Civil War re-enactors fill the main street of Gettysburg with a colorful parade that includes Union and Confederate soldiers.

By Linda Wheeler  | November 7, 2010; 4:10 PM ET
Categories:  Events, News  | Tags:  Craig Symonds, Edna Medford, Harold Holzer  
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Comments

The Lincoln award is somewhat of a sham in that only writers who are truly pro-Lincoln are considered for this. Usually, this amounts to rehashed pablum about Lincoln and offers little new for readers to digest. Writers such as Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo who has written books which are critical of Lincoln but have had real impact on modern day scholarship (as well as book sales) are never considered. A true debate over Lincoln's historical role would be welcome but not allowed by groups such as the Lincoln Forum. This one sided view of history coincides nicely with the Sesquicentennial.

Posted by: bragdonb1 | November 11, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

The Lincoln award is somewhat of a sham in that only writers who are truly pro-Lincoln are considered for this. Usually, this amounts to rehashed pablum about Lincoln and offers little new for readers to digest. Writers such as Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo who has written books which are critical of Lincoln but have had real impact on modern day scholarship (as well as book sales) are never considered. A true debate over Lincoln's historical role would be welcome but not allowed by groups such as the Lincoln Forum. This one sided view of history coincides nicely with the Sesquicentennial.

Posted by: bragdonb1 | November 11, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

The Lincoln award is somewhat of a sham in that only writers who are truly pro-Lincoln are considered for this. Usually, this amounts to rehashed pablum about Lincoln and offers little new for readers to digest. Writers such as Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo who has written books which are critical of Lincoln but have had real impact on modern day scholarship (as well as book sales) are never considered. A true debate over Lincoln's historical role would be welcome but not allowed by groups such as the Lincoln Forum. This one sided view of history coincides nicely with the Sesquicentennial.

Posted by: bragdonb1 | November 11, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

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