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Lincoln Comes to ASU

September 11, 2014

The traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will be in the University Center September 18 through October 29.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Please join us in the C.J. Davidson Center (Houston Harte University Center) on September 18, 2014, at 7:00 pm for the opening of the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”.  Hosted by the West Texas Collection and the ASU History Department, this event also kicks off the new and final year of the History Department’s popular Civil War Lecture Series.

For the opening, Dr. Brian Dirck of Anderson University will speak about constitutional issues faced by President Lincoln.  Professor Dirck is a Lincoln scholar who has written extensively about the sixteenth president.

During the week of September 22-26, the exhibit will remain in the Davidson Center for public viewing and the Friends of the ASU Library and West Texas Collection will serve as docents. School students of all ages are invited and encouraged to attend. Following September 26, the display will move to the gallery on the second floor of the same building and will be available to the public until October 29, 2014

This exhibit is made possible by the National Constitution Center of Philadelphia and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  Angelo State University is one of only nine Texas institutions selected to host the display. 

Attendees will be able to purchase books and have them signed by the author.  His books include: Lincoln the Lawyer (U. of IL Press, 2008), Abraham Lincoln and White America (UP of Kansas, 2012), Lincoln and the Constitution (Southern IL UP, 2012), Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race (Northern IL UP, 2007), and Lincoln and Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865 (UP of Kansas, 2001).