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Lecture on Lincoln Set for April 18


The UC Department of History and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion partner to present the lecture “Becoming Lincoln: Steep Falls and Cunning Comebacks On An Epic Journey” on April 18. The event is free and open to the public.

Date: 4/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati Department of History and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion are sponsoring a lecture titled “Becoming Lincoln: Steep Falls and Cunning Comebacks On An Epic Journey” by William W. Freehling, Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Emeritus. 

The event is set for 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at the Electronic Auditorium in The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College, Clifton Avenue. Attendees are welcome to bring their brown-bag lunches.

Freehling, who previously taught at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Buffalo, is one of the foremost historians of 19th century America and the Civil War era. His books include "Prelude to the Civil War," winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Allan Nevins Prize; "The Road to Disunion," a two-volume work on the coming of the Civil War; and "The South vs. the South," standard reading on dissent within the slave states and Confederacy during the Civil War. 

His April 18 lecture, drawn from his current book project, will focus on how Abraham Lincoln, famous for becoming arguably our most successful president, experienced our most extended series of failures on the way toward presidential triumph. Freehling explores the largely untold history of Lincoln’s journey from seeming inconsequence to unparalleled success.

This lecture has been made possible thanks to the generous support of HUC-JIR, UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the UC Department of History.

For more information, contact HUC-JIR's Stacey Roper, 513-487-3000 or sroper@huc.edu.