Thursday, February 14, 2008

Guelzo on Lincoln and Douglas

Yesterday I mentioned Allen Guelzo, one of our foremost Lincoln scholars. He currently serves as the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, and as Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program and The Gettysburg Semester.

(Interestingly enough, Guelzo is also a Jonathan Edwards scholar. Almost 20 years ago his dissertation was published on Jonathan Edwards's Freedom of the Will. Guelzo has also co-edited a volume of essays, Edwards In Our Time, and an anthology on The New England Theology.)

Guelzo is the author of two highly regarded books on Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America.

Now, on the 150th anniversary of the famous debates, Guelzo has produced: Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America.

"Between the Covers" recently did an audio interview with Guelzo on the new book.