Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lincoln civil war

  • Philadelphia document dealer selling Lincoln's Civil War blockade proclamation ...

    PHILADELPHIA - A document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordering Union blockades of Confederate ports, marking the official start of the Civil War, is for sale. The Raab Collection in Philadelphia said Tuesday it is selling the document, which ...


  • The Man with the Plan

    The audience is thrown into 1865, the middle and end of the Civil War, without warning. If you're not too knowledgeable on the Civil War or Lincoln's speeches and laws, you will probably get lost. But plot problems aside, "Lincoln" is engaging and ...


  • MOVIE REVIEW: "Lincoln"

    However, the new film, "Lincoln," showed that the proclamation was a war tactic to free slaves, but once the Civil War ended, there were questions on the legality of the Emancipation Proclamation. Thus, President Abraham Lincoln pushed in January 1865 ...


  • The Civil War: "Lincoln," the movie, lives up to the hype

    VIENNA, Va ., November 18, 2012 - When a movie like "Lincoln" finally opens, after one-day pre-screenings in "selected cities," limited press showings and then the actual opening, it is tempting to write a typical glowing review for this "film of the ...


  • Movie Review: The Lincoln Movie is Propaganda

    The Confederates want to negotiate a peace, and so does Lincoln, but see they've just got to end slavery before the war ends, not after… because… well no reason really.


  • Get pumped for "Lincoln" with civil war photography exhibit

    Johnson is a history teacher at Upper Dublin High who has written books and articles about the role of photography in the Civil War -- and accumulated an impressive collection of them over the last 20 years. During the Civil War, more than a million ...


  • Ohio was politically vital for Lincoln, too

    "Ohio was almost a civil war unto itself," said historian William B. Styple, whose latest book focuses on a Cincinnati politician who was an influential aide to Union Gen.


  • The Martin Agency Celebrates 'Lincoln' Extras in Civil War Style Portraits

    Richmond, Va., was a funny place to be when Steven Spielberg was in town shooting Lincoln. Extras from the movie could be seen walking around town in their regular modern-day clothing, but with old-time beards and hairstyles fashioned for the film ...


  • 'Lincoln' director Steven Spielberg speaks in Gettysburg

    Director Steven Spielberg, left, greets members of "The President's Own Band," a musical group of Civil War re-enactors, during a ceremony to mark the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address at Soldier's ...


  • 'Lincoln's Code': the man who wrote the rules of war

    Within "Lincoln's Code," there's a biography of a fascinating man. Francis Lieber was wounded while fighting against Napoleon, had a son fighting on each side in the Civil War and immersed himself in war. But author John Fabian Witt has only a passing ...


  • 'Lincoln' survives this theater visit

    "Lincoln" follows the final days of the United States' 16th president as the Civil War continues to rage, and he struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves ...


  • Following The Film Lincoln Around Richmond: Here's How One Surprising City ...

    It's easy to find fascinating insight into Steven Spielberg's Lincoln in Richmond. Lincoln: The Movie Trail takes in many relevant sites, including the South's only statue of Lincoln at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. Second down ...


  • Lincoln captures the humanity of American greatness

    One of the things I've found most remarkable about the Civil War is the physical change that overcame President Lincoln during his time in office. The distinguished, thoughtful lawyer from Illinois who first arrived in Washington wasted away over four ...


  • Ohio was crucial politically for Lincoln, too

    Ohio produced successful Union generals led by Ulysses Grant and William Sherman, as well as Lincoln Cabinet secretaries Edwin Stanton and Salmon Chase.


  • Richard N. Current, Civil War Historian, Dies at 100

    But over the next 40 years he wrote or edited a number of volumes about Lincoln and his times that elevated him to eminence in Civil War studies, and by the mid-'60s he had joined David Herbert Donald and Don E. Fehrenbacher as groundbreaking leaders ...


  • "Lincoln" brings history to life

    President Lincoln feared as the Civil War ended, the reunited South would not recognize the Emancipation Proclamation as legitimate law.


  • Movie Review: Lincoln

    Director Steven Spielberg's Lincoln focuses on the tumultuous final months of President Abraham Lincoln's life, the abolishment of slavery, and the Union's victory in the American Civil War. Lincoln stars Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) as the ...


  • 'Lincoln' No. 3 movie this weekend behind 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Skyfall'

    LOS ANGELES -- Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis' Civil War drama "Lincoln" earned $21 million at the box office this weekend, making it the No.


  • Lincoln: Movie Review

    To history buffs and viewers of a certain age, the story of the dissension within Lincoln's Cabinet -- the Radical Republican fight to end slavery and the closing days of the Civil War -- will be familiar. To those burdened with a public education of ...


  • As Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis stands very tall

    The Civil War has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. And Lincoln's campaign to outlaw the trade in human beings ("If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong," he wrote) is being thwarted by a recalcitrant Congress.


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