Pinsker Archive

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    “War Powers” by Matthew Pinsker

    Matthew Pinsker offers an introduction to Abraham Lincoln’s use of presidential war powers during the American Civil War in his essay “The Limits of Presidential War Powers” for the Winter 2009 issue of Insights on Law & Society, a publication of the American Bar Association.  […]

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    “Lincoln Theme 2.0″ by Matthew Pinsker

    The September 2009 issue of the Journal of American History marked the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth by devoting an entire issue to Lincoln scholarship, including a sweeping historiographical survey of recent work about Lincoln by Matthew Pinsker.  The title of the essay, “Lincoln Theme […]

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    Lincoln’s Sanctuary by Matthew Pinsker

    Matthew Pinsker’s book Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home (Oxford, 2003) offers something unusual –a new perspective on America’s most celebrated president.  The Soldiers’ Home was a military retirement community in the District of Columbia that severak nineteenth-century presidents and cabinet officers used […]

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    House Divided Project

    Professors Matthew Pinsker and John Osborne are directing a new web project that aims to improve classroom resources for the Civil War era.  The professors and their students have already created more than a dozen web sites that feature historic documents, images, dynamic maps, and […]

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