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Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture Series « University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

History Department at the University of Illinois University of Illinois Urbana Champaign




Past Lectures

Tried By Fire: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief


Lecture by James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis 1886 Prof. of American History, Emeritus, Princeton University

The lecture was free and open to the public. This event was co-sponsored by a gift in honor of Timothy Garmager, the History Department, Chancellor's Office and Center for Advanced Study (

About the Speaker

SpeakerProfessor McPherson is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning volume, Battle Cry of Freedom as well as numerous other books. A past president of the American Historical Association, he is regarded among his peers as the greatest living historian of the Civil War.

Time, Date, and Location

Wednesday March 12 / 3:30 PM
Alice Campbell Hall Ballroom


Video of the event

UI-7, the cable television channel for the University, is planning to air the first of our Lincoln Bicentennial lectures by James McPherson, "Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln As Commander-in-Chief," on Wednesday, September the 10th at 11 am and 4 pm. It will also most likely be airing again the following weekend.
Their program schedule is available on their website - it's updated on a daily basis, so if you check it out after the 10th, you should be able to find the next airdate: