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W&L's Lucas Morel Lectures on Lincoln

Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was a featured lecturer for the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series in Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 13. the theme of the series, held at the University of Illinois at Springfield, was “Lincoln and the Civil War.”

Morel’s speech was titled “War and Remembrance in Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.” He noted that Lincoln, in his second inaugural, faced the problem of “a defeated but determined South” and used the address “to propose a common public memory of both the war and American slavery as the basis for restoring national unity.”

Morel shared speaking duties at the event with Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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