Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and the director of Civil War era studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (1999) and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (2004), both of which won the Lincoln Prize, as well as Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (2008); a volume of essays, Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas (2009); and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (2009). Most recently, he is the author of Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012); Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), which won a third Lincoln Prize and the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History; Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait (2014); Redeeming the Great Emancipator (2016); and Reconstruction: A Concise History (2018). With Patrick Allitt and Gary W. Gallagher, he team-taught The Teaching Company’s new edition of its American history series; his courses on Abraham Lincoln, American intellectual history, the American Revolution, and great history writers are also available on dvd.

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  • Reconstruction as a Pure Bourgeois Revolution
  • A. Lincoln, Philosopher: Lincoln as a Man of Ideas
  • Does Lincoln Still Belong to the Ages?
  • Four Roads to Emancipation: Lincoln, the Law, and the Proclamation
  • Under the Constitution and above the Constitution: Abraham Lincoln’s Struggle to Develop a Doctrine of the “War Powers” of the Presidency
  • Was the Civil War a Second American Revolution?


Civil War at 150 podcast conversation with Journal of American History executive editor Edward T. Linenthal

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