What:FREE Civil War Lecture entitled “Lincoln: Constitutional Pragmatist”
When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 ~ 7 p.m.
Where: Hornell Public Library ~ 64 Genesee Street Hornell, NY 14843
Who: Presented by Genesee Community College ~ The event is free and open to the public
The faculty at Genesee Community College, and specifically, assistant professor Derek Maxfield, founder of GCC’s Civil War Initiatives, presents the lecture, “Lincoln: Constitutional Pragmatist” on Wednesday, March 19 at the Hornell Public Library. Professor Maxfield explores our nation’s relationship with Abraham Lincoln, and his association with the Constitution. A deeper understanding of Lincoln may surprise some people, and even tarnish his popular image for others. To some extent this is because we tend to think of Lincoln more as a statesman and hero, rather than a politician. The truth however, is that Lincoln was a very talented politician and could be just as smooth yet slippery as the best and most manipulative of civic leaders. Lincoln’s relationship with the Constitution was shaped by both Lincoln the statesman and Lincoln the politician – depending upon circumstances. Of course, the circumstances were largely shaped by that deadly fraternal war he led our country through. Join Genesee Community College as we explore Lincoln and the Constitution at the Hornell Public Library.
The event is free and open to the public.
For a complete list of Genesee Community College’s Civil War Initiatives, including the two-day Civil War Encampment scheduled April 26-27 in Medina, NY, go to http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com or contact Derek Maxfield, GCC’s assistant professor of History, at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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