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Rudin Lecture: The Gettysburg Gospel

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Lewis Auditorium 232 East Ave, Central Campus

Rudin Lecture: The Gettysburg Gospel

Gabor S. Boritt, the Robert Fluhrer Professor Emeritus of Civil War Studies and previous director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, will give a lecture celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, during the Civil War. Cornell University has one of five known manuscript copies of Lincoln’s handwritten speech.

During the sesquicentennial anniversary, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will host a series of events, including a film showing of the documentary The Gettysburg Story, a reading of the original manuscript on November 19, a panel discussion, and an exhibit in the Carl A. Kroch Library.

Boritt’s book The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows (Simon & Schuster, February 5, 2008) is an elaborately detailed study of the events surrounding Lincoln's speech, and his new book The Will of God Prevails, also about Lincoln, will be published in 2014. Boritt received the National Humanities Medal in 2008 from President George W. Bush and his life story is the subject of a feature-length documentary film titled Budapest to Gettysburg.

A reception will follow the lecture in the Carl A. Kroch Library, level 2B, at 6:00 p.m.

The lecture is funded through the generosity of Gail ’56 and Stephen Rudin.

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Lecture

Department

Cornell University Library

Tags

lincoln, history, Cornell University Library, CUL, Civil War, Rudin, Gettysburg Address, Sesquicentennial, Boritt

Website

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/gettys...

Cost

Free and open to all

Contact E-Mail

rareref@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Donna Moore

Contact Phone

607-255-3530

Speaker

Gabor S. Boritt

Speaker Affiliation

Robert Fluhrer Professor Emeritus of Civil War Studies

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