2005 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

Lincoln Legacy Lecture

Lincoln & Economic Opportunity

October 13 & 20 & 26, 2005
Brookens Auditorium,
University of Illinois Springfield

The Center’s annual Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series has been scheduled for October. The theme of the 2005 series is “Lincoln and Economic Opportunity.” The lectures will be held on Thursday, October 13, Thursday October 20, and Wednesday October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, located on level 1 of Brookens Library on the UIS campus. These events are free and open to the public, with seating first come, first seated.

Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Director of Civil War Era Studies & Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College will begin the series on Thursday, October 13, 2005. Guelzo will speak on “Lincoln’s Declaration of Economic Independence.” He is the author of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Professor Michael F. Holt, Langbourne M. Williams Professor of History at the University of Virginia, will speak on “Lincoln’s Whigs: Expanding Economic Opportunities” on Thursday, October 20. Holt is the author of The Political Crisis of the 1850s.

The series will conclude on Wednesday, October 26 with Professor Gabor S. Boritt, Professor of History and Director, Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Boritt will speak on “Lincoln and the Right to Rise.” He is the author of Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream.

Professor Phillip Paludan, Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at UIS, will provide a commentary following each lecture.


Bios for 2005 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series presenters (PDF)

Program (PDF)

All Lectures of the 2005 series are available on Video on Demand.

DVDs of the lecture series can be purchased from the UIS Office of Electronic Media by calling 217/206-6799.
UIS Press Release – Oct 6, 2005

For more information contact Barbara Ferrara,

phone: 217/206-6576

email: ferrara.barbara@uis.edu