Louis Masur: High School Teachers Institute
Friday, February 12, 2021, 09:00am - 02:30pm
Lincoln and the Civil War
February 12, 2021, 9am-2:30pm
Louis Masur, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University
Lincoln once proclaimed that "the dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present." In this workshop we shall examine Lincoln's ideas about nation, secession, slavery, emancipation, democracy and peace. His beliefs never remained static and he changed his mind in response to changing conditions. We will pay particular attention to his ideas for how to reconstruct the nation once the war was over, ideas he did not live to see come to fruition.