Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lincoln historian to speak at historical society meeting

A highly acclaimed Abraham Lincoln historian and biographer will be the featured speaker at the annual dinner meeting of the Morgan County Historical Society at Hamilton’s.

Speaker will be Michael Burlingame, a history professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield and author of “Abraham Lincoln: A Life” published in 2008.

“Abraham Lincoln: A Life” won the 2010 Lincoln Prize, sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History and Gettysburg College, for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era. In addition, he has edited numerous books about Lincoln.

Burlingame was featured in an April 13, 2011, article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier.

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