Tue, Jun 15|
June 15: Lucas Morel on Lincoln and the American Founding.
Jun 15, 2021, 6:00 PM
About the Event
Lucas Morel, author of Lincoln and the American Founding (Concise Lincoln Library Series, Southern Illinois University Press, July 2020), is a Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University. in this book he argues that the most important influence on Abraham Lincoln's political thought and practice was based on what he learned from the leading figures and documents from the birth of the country. He concludes that to know Lincoln well one must understand America's founding and he sees the adaption of Lincoln's thoughts and words on human equality and individual rights as a possible means of mending our current polarized discourse. Morel also teaches in the Master’s Program in American History and Government at Ashland University in Ohio, summer programs for the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, and high school teacher workshops sponsored by various organizations including the Gilder-Lehrman Institute. A former president of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, he serves as a consultant on Library of Congress exhibits on Lincoln and the Civil War and on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, which will plan activities to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America. His previous books include Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages, editor; Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope: A Political Companion to "Invisible Man", editor; Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion’s Role in American Self-Government; and The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century, co-editor.
Meeting ID: 842 6914 1176