Kenneth J. Winkle

Kenneth J. Winkle

Kenneth J. Winkle, the Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an award-winning Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian. Codirector of the Civil War Washington digital project, he is the author most recently of Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. (2013). His books also include The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (2001); The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War (2004), with Steven Woodworth; and Abraham and Mary Lincoln (2011).

Lectures

  • "Bring Forward the Men": The District of Columbia's 1st Regiment United States Colored Troops
  • "Defend What Is Our Own": Arlington Freedman's Village
  • "Liberty to the Captive": Fugitive Slaves in Civil-War Washington, D.C.
  • "The Best Place to Try the Experiment": Emancipation in Washington, D.C., April 1862
  • The Campaign for Civil Rights in the National Capital during Reconstruction
  • The Legacy of Emancipation in Post-Civil-War Washington, DC