Jonas A. "Steine" Jonasson Endowed Lecture Series


Opening Ceremonies for the Traveling Exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Streaming Media

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Video File


1 hour 21 minutes 1 second

Publication Date



United States History


In this filmed lecture, Dr. Leon Litwack (professor emeritus of American history at the University of California, Berkeley) offers remarks to celebrate the opening of the exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library, Linfield College. The exhibit (organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, and sponsored by the American Library Association, the Linfield College Department of History, and the Jereld R. Nicholson Library) explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront major crises of the Civil War, including the secession of southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties.


Sponsored by the Jereld R. Nicholson Library, the Linfield College History Department, and the Linfield College Political Science Department.