Civil War

COLLECTION –Their Own Words

The Dickinson Library has digitized over 34,000 pages of text (both published and unpublished) that were written by Dickinsonians from the 18th,19th, and 20th centuries.  The wide-ranging collection covers numerous topics, but the collection is especially strong for the following figures:…

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…

VIDEO –Interview on Emancipation

Robert Engs (1943-2013) was a leading historian of nineteenth-century America who visited Dickinson College in spring 2008 as a presenter in one of our teacher workshops.  While on campus, he offered some insights about how to explain the outlook of former…