"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
August 26, 2017 - Open Discussion: The Secession Crisis 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - New York Presbyterian Church
September 16, 2017 - Book Discussion Group Meeting
September 19, 2017 - Lincoln's Generals' Wives
October 14, 2017 - Visit to the African American Civil War Museum - Registration required
October 30, 2017 - "Theodore Roosevelt Salute to President Abraham Lincoln."
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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least, a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly appreciate the value of our free institutions, appears to be an object of vital importance, even on this account alone, to say nothing of the advantages and satisfaction to be derived from all being able to read the scriptures and other works, both of a religious and moral nature, for themselves. For my part, I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry, shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
--March 9, 1832 - First Political Announcement

Professor Jason Silverman

email: silvermanj@winthrop.edu

History 550 — Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln

Jason H. Silverman is the Ellison Capers Palmer Jr Professor of History at Winthrop University where he has taught for thirty-one years. Prior to that he taught at Yale University for four years.

Author or editor of eleven books, several of which were nominated for national book awards, his recent work, Lincoln and the Immigrant, a volume in the Concise Lincoln Library series published by Southern Illinois University Press was released in September. Of the 16,500, and counting, volumes published on Abraham Lincoln this is the first full-length study of its kind.

This volume inspired an exhibit, "American By Belief," which opened in October at the President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier's Home in Washington, DC, where Dr. Silverman served as a content consultant.

Dr. Silverman received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his graduate degrees at Colorado State University and the University of Kentucky. Among his teaching awards, he has received Winthrop's Outstanding Junior Professor Award, been named the University's Distinguished Professor, received the Pi Kappa Phi Excellence in Teaching award three times and, in 1990, became the first person in Winthrop's history to be named South Carolina Professor of the year. In 2011, Dr. Silverman was named the inaugural Ellison Capers Palmer, Jr. Professor of History at Winthrop.

He is currently working on a companion volume detailing President Lincoln's reputation in 19th century Europe.

For eight years, Dr. Silverman also served two elected terms on the Rock Hill School Board.