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Guelzo to discuss question of Lincoln as racist, Feb. 12

A lecture titled "Was Lincoln a Racist?" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 008 Friend Center. James Madison Program Fellow Allen Guelzo will discuss the topic, which is much debated among scholars of Abraham Lincoln and American historians. A reception will follow the lecture.

Guelzo is dean of the Templeton Honors College and the Grace Ferguson Kea Professor of American History at Eastern University. His field of interest is American intellectual and cultural history in the period between 1750 and 1865. He has earned a reputation as an expert on Lincoln and has published several books on these subjects. His articles and essays have appeared in professional journals as well as in the popular press, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times and First Things.

This is the third lecture of the year in the Alpheus Mason Lectures in Constitutional Law and Political Thought sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics. For more information, call (609) 258-5107.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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