Abraham Lincoln, Race, and the New Birth of Freedom
Teaching American History
This Teaching American History seminar will examine Lincoln’s speeches and letters, as well as those of select contemporaries, on emancipation, civil war, and reconstruction. We will focus on Lincoln’s consistencies and inconsistencies on race, his changing war goals, and his vision for a postwar reconstructed nation rededicated to the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Discussion Leader: Dan Monroe
Springfield, IL | April 1-3, 2022
After a two-year pause, Teaching American History’s weekend colloquia have returned. These colloquia gather teachers from around the country for two days of in-depth discussion on a topic in American history. Each seminar is led by a scholar with expertise in its subject, and each is centered around primary documents chosen to illuminate it. Held near sites of historical or cultural interest, each seminar schedules time to explore one of these sites.
There are still professional development opportunities available for teachers at our weekend seminars this Spring. More information is available here or contact Stacy Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org.