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Louis Masur

American Historian, Authority on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

March 19, 2025


Louis Masur is a Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutger’s University. As a cultural historian he has authored numerous books and has been the recipient of several teaching awards from several universities including Harvard. He will share his expertise of Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln was born in humble circumstances, had only a year of formal schooling, struggled with mood swings, and endured repeated political disappointments. Yet he became a prosperous lawyer, skilled debater, masterful writer, and ranks with Washington in the pantheon of American presidents. A century and a half after his assassination, his life still offers critical lessons about leadership.

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