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    “Understanding Lincoln” Panels Open to Public

    (June 3, 2014)  The 2014 “Understanding Lincoln” online course began by unveiling the line up for a series of three expert panels on the evolving controversies surrounding presidential war-making since Lincoln’s era.  Featured panelists included noted journalists, scholars and senior military figures. The panels will […]

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    New Digital Tools for Lincoln’s Birthday

    (February 11, 2014) On the eve of Lincoln’s 205th birthday, the House Divided Project announces a series of new digital multi-media tools to help teachers and students commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s most important autobiographical statement –a short but revealing document that he produced in December 1859 […]

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    Praise from across the Blogosphere

      From John Fea at The Way of Improvement Leads Home (March 11, 2014) “House Divided is a model digital project for a small liberal arts college.  [Matthew] Pinsker is working together with the college IT staff, archivists, instructional media experts, and dozens of Dickinson […]

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    Project Launches to Public Acclaim

    The House Divided Project made its official launch on the weekend of April 15 – 16, 2011 as part of a series of events designed to commemorate the beginning of the Civil War 150th anniversary. The launch weekend included a documentary film festival, K-12 teacher […]

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    Registration Opens for Understanding Lincoln

    (March 15, 2014) The House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are currently opening registration for  “Understanding Lincoln,” an open,online graduate course that will begin on June 3, 2014 with regular classes running through July 16, 2014.  The course, taught […]

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    “One of the Most Compelling … Projects”

    The March 2010 issue of America’s Civil War calls the House Divided research engine “one of the most compelling sesquicentennial online projects” and predicts the site “will become a great resource for synthesizing many seemingly disparate elements of how and what we learn and teach […]

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    C-SPAN Features Journal Divided on Class Episode

    “American History TV” on C-SPAN 3 featured an episode inside the classroom of House Divided Project co-director Matthew Pinsker. C-SPAN cameras followed Pinsker as he led a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and the election of 1860 for a class at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. […]

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    New Panel: What Would Lincoln Do?

    SPECIAL PANEL AT FORD’S THEATRE TACKLES QUESTION, “WHAT WOULD LINCOLN DO?”   October 15, 2013 Noted Lincoln historians and top-flight national policy experts debate how Abraham Lincoln gets used and sometimes abused by Washington policymakers as they invoke his legacy on behalf of their policy […]

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    New Online Grad Course –Understanding Lincoln

    The House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are doing something unprecedented. They are launching an open,online graduate course called “Understanding Lincoln” that will be taught by noted Lincoln scholar Matthew Pinsker in Summer / Fall 2013 and […]

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    History Now – Underground Railroad Essay

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