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Great Emancipator

Whether or not Lincoln was truly the “Great Emancipator” remains a staple of discussion in American classrooms.  Some believe that Lincoln was the single most important agent in the process of slavery’s destruction and that without his prudent leadership, the peculiar institution might have endured the Civil War and for generations beyond.  Others argue that […]

Was Lincoln self-made or self-invented?

At Quora, the social question & answer website, we have posted the following essential question to help teachers and students organize their thoughts on some of the documents within the Railsplitter theme: Was Abraham Lincoln self-made or self-invented, especially in the years before he became president? You can view (and vote) on all of the […]

Understanding Lincoln –Project Gallery

Here are some of the very best projects submitted in recent years by participants who joined the “Understanding Lincoln,” online graduate course.  This course, organized around our site “Lincoln’s Writings,” is jointly sponsored by the House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Please feel free to share these special multi-media […]

Contributing Editors

The following people have contributed a wide range of editorial content to the Lincoln’s Writings site.  You can view their particular contributions by clicking on their names below.  All of these editors have been graduate student participants in Matthew Pinsker’s “Understanding Lincoln,” online course from the Gilder Lehrman Institute, or undergraduate students in Pinsker’s American history classes at Dickinson […]

Syllabus for Understanding Lincoln Online Course

Below is a sample from the most recent syllabus our online graduate course, summarizing the course experience in 2016. HISTORY 579 (via Gilder Lehrman Institute) Understanding Lincoln // Summer 2016 Lead Scholar:  Matthew Pinsker (Dickinson College) Teaching Assistants:  Aaron Bell, Joseph Murphy and Todd Mealy   COURSE DESCRIPTION No one would have appreciated the power of […]

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