Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Kenneth J. Winkle, Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, October 1st, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)


Straddling the geographical line between the North and South, Washington, DC’s position was never as precarious as during the Civil War. In conversation with Harold Holzer, Lincoln biographer Kenneth J. Winkle examines how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.


Kenneth J. Winkle, acclaimed Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian, is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the author of Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC. Harold Holzer (moderator) has written and edited more than 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War and is the recipient of the National Humanities Medal.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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