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During the partial government shutdown of 2013, an expert panel of historians and policy analysts convened in Washington, DC, to discuss the presence of Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in contemporary politics.
Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics at Washington & Lee University, discusses the role of religious belief in Lincoln’s approach to governing.
Historian James Oakes (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) addresses the question of agency in emancipation—who freed the slaves?
Noted Lincoln historians discuss Lincoln's legacy at the Gilder Lehrman-sponsored Global Lincoln Symposium held at Oxford University.