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Lincoln's Unfinished Work

At the end of the 2018 fall semester, Clemson University History Department hosted more than 40 renowned international scholars at a conference on “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work.” Over those four days, more than a thousand attendees heard panels and papers on a range of topics including Abraham Lincoln’s sense of humor, reassessments of Reconstruction, the evolution of the Constitution, civil rights, voting rights, the history of race and of African Americans, issues of gender, reflections on the roots of the #me-too movement, and how we acknowledge difficult histories.  The conference was organized by Clemson professor, Vernon Burton, and affiliate professor of the Clemson History Department, Peter Eisenstadt. All sessions were open to the public, free to all attendees and held on the main campus at Clemson. For highlights from the conference see the following webpage: Lincoln’s Unfinished Work.

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Greetings from Hardin Hall. Our third annual report on happenings in the department, as always, includes lots of news to share. We will be hosting our alumni event on Friday, September 14 in Hardin Hall from 4:30-6:00 p.m., and we hope to see all of our friends there. If you have questions about the event, please contact me at
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