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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Richard Carwardine

Richard CarwardineRichard Carwardine is a professor emeritus of history and former president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2006, he is the author of Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790-1865 (1978) and Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America (1993). His analytical political biography of Abraham Lincoln won the Lincoln Prize in 2004; the American edition was subsequently published as Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (2006). He is a coeditor, with Jay Sexton, of The Global Lincoln (2011), a collective investigation of Lincoln's international reach and legacy, and the author of the forthcoming Lincoln's Sense of Humor (2017).

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