ESSAY –Lincoln Theme 2.0

Digital LincolnIn 2009, Matthew Pinsker published a state-of-the-field essay on Lincoln studies for the Journal of American History (“Lincoln Theme 2.0”), which argued that the digital revolution was fundamentally changing the way scholars research and write about Abraham Lincoln’s life and career.  The JAH sponsored a roundtable for leading historians to comment on this claim, and hosted a website called “Building the Digital Lincoln,” created by staff and students from the House Divided Project at Dickinson College, which was designed to showcase some of the possibilities of the digital age Lincoln.

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