Nationalism

1780s

Overview The creation of the U.S. Constitution over the summer of 1787 and its subsequent ratification during the following year was a revolution equal in magnitude to the contest for American independence declared against Great Britain in 1776.  Americans tend to…

1940s

Overview The 1940s witnessed the worst military conflict in world history.  Out of more than 70 million combatants from 70 different countries, the editors at Digital History estimate about 17 million dead, including about 400,000 American military personnel out of…

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…

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…