Introductory Remarks: James Piereson, Director, Center for the American University, Manhattan Institute
Allen C. Guelzo is one of the nation’s premier scholars of Abraham Lincoln’s life, work, and historical influence. His books include Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999) and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (Simon & Schuster, 2004), both of which received the Lincoln Prize, the prestigious annual award endowed by Lewis Lehrman and Richard Gilder and given to the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to the era. His most recent work on Lincoln is Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (Simon & Schuster, 2008). Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College.