Under God at Gettysburg? Lincoln's Moral Constitution

Nov 19, 2013, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormick Hall 101


Event Description

Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era; Professor of History, Gettysburg College 
Author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012), and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2009)

Allen C. Guelzo is Director of Civil War Era Studies and Professor of History at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Wm. Eerdmans, 1999), which won both the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize in 2000; Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (Simon & Schuster, 2004), which also won the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize, for 2005; Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (Simon & Schuster, 2008), on the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858; Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009) a volume of essays which won a Certificate of Merit from the Illinois State Historical Association in 2010; and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (in the Oxford University Press ‘Very Short Introductions’ series). In 2012, he published Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction with Oxford University Press, and in 2013 Knopf published his book on the battle of Gettysburg (for the 150th anniversary of the battle), Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, which spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. He is one of Power Line’s 100 “Top Professors” in America.  He has written for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, First Things, U.S. News & World Report, National Review, the Daily Beast, the Claremont Review of Books and Books and Culture, and has been featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Brian Lamb’s “Booknotes.” Together with Patrick Allitt and Gary W. Gallagher, he team-taught The Teaching Company’s new edition of its American History series, as well as courses on DVD on Abraham Lincoln, American intellectual history ("The American Mind"), and the American Revolution. From 2006 to 2013, he served as a member of the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He was born in Yokohama, Japan, and holds an MA and PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Witherspoon Institute

Lecture Series
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life