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TALK: ABRAHAM LINCOLN & THE AMERICAN IRISH *RSVP TO GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE*

VENUE IS NOW KIMMEL CENTER, ROOM 914 (TO ALLOW FOR ALL TO PARTICIPATE!).  Reception follows back at Glucksman Ireland House.

For those that have not been to an event at Glucksman Ireland House before the typical format is if you are not a member a donation of $10 is suggested, the talk lasts for about 45min - 1 hour and there is a light reception downstairs that follows.

Description of Lecture:

The lecture will consider the history of the Irish immigration and anti-immigrant sentiment in the mid-nineteenth century, Lincoln's position on immigration during the political crisis of the 1850s, Irish service in the Union Army, Irish opposition to the abolition of slavery, and Lincoln's policies on immigration during the Civil War.  Prof. Kenny will conclude by examining the various uses to which the American Irish put Abraham Lincoln's image in the half century after his assassination.

Lecturer: Prof of History at Boston College, Kevin Kenny.

 

 

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