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07/28/2016

History Professor Asked to Co-edit Lincoln Journal and Speak on Immigration

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 "Abraham Lincoln Abroad," now in its 29th year, is devoted exclusively to research on the legacy of the 16th president outside the United States not only during the American Civil War but during current times.
 The chance to co-edit the periodical also came with an invitation to give the 34th Annual Frank and Virginia Williams Abraham Lincoln Lecture on Oct. 20, 2017, at LSU’s International Lincoln Center.

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Artwork from the "Civil War Times"
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – The International Lincoln Center at Louisiana State University has invited Winthrop University History Professor Jason Silverman to serve as co-editor of its journal, “Abraham Lincoln Abroad.”

The bi-annual periodical, now in its 29th year, is devoted exclusively to research on the legacy of the 16th president outside the United States not only during the American Civil War but during current times. Lincoln is considered one of the United States’ greatest presidents and has influenced many leaders worldwide.

Silverman, author of the pioneering 2015 book "Lincoln and the Immigrant," the first such study on Lincoln and this important contemporary subject, is Winthrop’s senior faculty member, having taught for more than 32 years as a specialist in Abraham Lincoln, the History of the Old South and the Civil War. He is the Ellison Capers Palmer Jr. Professor of History and has used that position to research and offer a better understanding of Lincoln’s thoughts on immigration in a historical context.

“Immigration has been a divisive issue since the beginning of our country and remains one today,” Silverman said. "Yet no one has ever studied this aspect of Lincoln's philosophy before and it is as relevant now as it was 150 years ago."

The chance to co-edit the periodical also came with an invitation to give the 34th Annual Frank and Virginia Williams Abraham Lincoln Lecture on Oct. 20, 2017, at LSU’s International Lincoln Center. Silverman will talk on “The ‘Great Replenishing Stream’: Abraham Lincoln’s Life-Long Advocacy of the Immigrant.”

LSU also asked Silverman to serve on the Lincolnator Advisory Board, the publication of the Lincoln Group of Louisiana, which focuses on Lincoln’s legacy in the United States, especially in the South.

The Lincoln immigration book has been well-received by scholars and has led to speaking engagements for Silverman in Washington, D.C., Springfield and Chicago, Illinois, Laredo, Texas, and other places. His May 17 talk on Lincoln and immigration before the Lincoln Group of D.C. was broadcast on C-SPAN and is available on its website at http://www.c-span.org/video/?409668-1/abraham-lincoln-immigration.

An abbreviated version of Silverman's D.C. talk was also published in the August issue of the “Civil War Times,” a popular magazine with an international readership of some 66,000.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu and 803/323-2404.

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