Stephen D. Engle

Stephen D. Engle

Stephen D. Engle is a professor of history and the director of the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium Series on the American Presidency at Florida Atlantic University. A former Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's Associates Program, he was the 2016 Distinguished Teacher of the Year at Florida Atlantic University and is the author of several books, including Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors (2016), winner of the Barondess/Lincoln Award.


  • All the President's Statesmen: Abraham Lincoln, Union Governors, and the Negotiation of Power in the Civil War
  • Dating Reconstruction from 1861: How the Beginnings of the Civil War Influenced the Postwar Struggle for Peace
  • Struggle for the Heartland: The Civil War in the West Revisited
  • Three Kinds of History: Teaching An Unpredictable Past


They are a Body of Wise and Patriotic Men: Lincoln's Loyal Governors

A lecture by OAH Distinguished Lecturer Stephen Engle, as part of the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute. Recorded at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, in March 2017.

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