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Lincoln’s Legacy for Our Time


You’ve seen Lincoln, the movie. Now hear James McPherson, the Lincoln expert.

The Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author  will deliver a talk titled, “Lincoln’s Legacy for Our Time” as part of NC State’s History Weekend. (Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 – noon, in Room 232A of Withers Hall on the NC State campus.)

McPherson will show how Lincoln’s leadership in the cause of Union and freedom not only invoked the ideals of liberty, democracy, and nationalism inherited from the American Revolution but also redefined these ideals for the future.  The shape of the American polity today is a consequence of that redefinition.

McPherson, the George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book.

The talk is free but you must register in advance online. History Weekend is sponsored by the Department of History at NC State University and is supported in part by the CHASS Enhancement Fund.