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Constitution Day Speaker to Give Lectures on Lincoln Presidency

Published: 9-7-2010 10:45 am

Matthew Pinsker of Dickinson College  will present "Lincoln's Emancipation and the Role of International Law" at 3:30 p.m. in Connell Hall and  "Abraham Lincoln and Presidential War Powers" at 7 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium for Constitution Day on the  Wayne State College campus, Sept. 16.

Pinsker is the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a doctorate from Oxford University. A Lincoln scholar who has published widely on the 16th president's role in the Civil War, Pinsker is best known for his book, Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldier's Home (Oxford University Press, 2003), a study of how the president used his summer retreat north of the White House to work through policy and personnel decisions during the nation's greatest crisis.

Educational institutions receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education are required by federal statute to implement an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution, on a date designated by statute as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day ("Constitution Day"). The day commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution.

For information: Dr. Don Hickey at (402) 375-7298


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