Bea Spade Lecture
March 15, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Prince of Emancipation and New Directions in the Study of Slavery and Freedom.
Pinkser will explore how historians do research by exploring sources on emancipation.
Matthew Pinsker holds the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College and serves as director of the House Divided Project. He is writing a biography of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his record as a political party leader. Boss Lincoln, forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co., offers new in-sights about the history of American partisanship through the biography of its greatest practitioner. He is also the author of two books: Abraham Lincoln (American Presidents Reference Series) and Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home. Pinsker is a graduate of Harvard University and has a D. Phil in modern history from Oxford University.