Take a Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

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September, 2013

Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a teacher’s tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for the Civil War, and its legacy in American history.

Watch the full tour below, or scroll down to study the battle through short segments.

 


 

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June 12 – July 19, 2013 Location: Online
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Understanding Lincoln is a new type of online graduate course taught by noted Lincoln scholar Matthew Pinsker and offered jointly by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Dickinson College. The course provides seminar-style interaction and 3 graduate course credits at low cost for a limited number of eligible participants.

Registration is open until July 19, 2013.

Course begins July 23, 2013, and ends November 19, 2013—the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

July 23, 2012 Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Gettysburg, PA

Professor Allen Guelzo will lead a teacher workshop on the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and the Battle of Gettysburg.

May 14 – June 11, 2012 Location: North Valley Regional Library, Anthem, AZ
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North Valley Regional Library, Anthem, AZ

More books have been written about Lincoln than any other American, yet public knowledge about our most famous president is dominated by a series of iconic images: the son of an illiterate frontier farmer who taught himself to read; the savior of the Union; the Great Emancipator; the martyred leader.

Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

by Roberta McCutcheon
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Background

Slavery played a prominent role in America’s political, social, and economic history in the antebellum era. The “peculiar institution” was at the forefront of discussions ranging from the future of the nation’s economy to western expansion and the admission of new states into the Union. The public discourse in the first half of the nineteenth century exposed the nation’s ambivalence about slavery and race. Politicians were increasingly pressured to make their opinions known, and Abraham Lincoln was no exception.

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