Campaigns & Elections

ESSAY –Man of Consequence

This essay originally appeared in Illinois History Teacher 16 (2009), pp. 16-33.  It offer a compact overview of how Abraham Lincoln rose to power during the antebellum political crisis. Man of Consequence: Abraham Lincoln in the 1850s By Matthew Pinsker   “The…

EXHIBIT –Digital Lincoln

In 2009, to help commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, the House Divided Project at Dickinson College partnered with the Journal of American History to create a web-based exhibit that would showcase ways that newly emerging digital tools could reshape the…

EXHIBIT –Lincoln Douglas Debates

The House Divided Project at Dickinson College has created an innovative digital classroom on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858.  The contest between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was really the first public US senatorial campaign in American history and…

COLLECTION –Lincoln’s Writings

NEH EDSITEMENT has named Lincoln’s Writings: The Multi-Media Edition as one of the “Best of the Humanities Web.”  The site ranks 150 of Abraham Lincoln’s most teachable documents and provides an arsenal of multi-media learning resources around each one.  This…

PODCAST –Lincoln’s Writings

Dickinson theatre professor Todd Wronski has become the “voice of Lincoln” for the House Divided Project.  He has recorded dozens of podcasts acting as Abraham Lincoln reading documents from Lincoln’s Writings: The Multi-Media edition, an award-wining website created by the…

PODCAST –Lincoln and Liberty

During the 1860 campaign, the Hutchinson Family Singers, a well known group of New Hampshire musical performers with strong antislavery sentiments, adapted a popular folk ballad, “Rosin’ the Bow,” (also Rosin’ the Beau) to help support the Republican presidential campaign…

VIDEO –Burlingame’s Lincoln

Historian Michael Burlingame published a multi-volume prize-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln in 2008 that offered a host of new insights, details, and fresh evidence on the great president’s life and career.  Yet that important new study contains over 2,000 pages of…