Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Race | Newberry

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Race

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Kate Masur, Northwestern University
Full. Waitlist only.
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will investigate Lincoln’s views on slavery, race, and equality in the United States. Emphasizing primary sources - mainly Lincoln’s own writings, but also perspectives from Frederick Douglass, Steven Douglas, and others - we will discuss Lincoln in context and consider how we should understand him in the present. Topics to be considered include Lincoln’s role in the wartime destruction of slavery, debates about the right to vote, John Wilkes Booth and the assassination, and parties at the Lincoln White House. The goal is to challenge clichés and develop a deeper understanding of a critical moment in the American past and its implications for the present.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 6, 2017. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.