About the Exhibition
January 4 - February 17, 2012, the C|M|Law Library hosts the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, an examination of how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War - the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. The materials highlighted in this guide offer opportunities to further explore the exhibition's themes and assess how Lincoln’s struggles still resonate with constitutional issues today. Please contact a research services law librarian for help with locating or using any of the resources discussed in this guide.
The traveling exhibition was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, and made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life.
Lincoln Exhibition Video
Lincoln Exhibition Quiz Contest
Test yourself on your knowledge of Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War*, and earn a chance to win a copy of Mark Neely’s Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War, University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
All correct quizzes will be entered into a drawing for the prize, to be conducted on February 17, 2012.
Please turn your completed quiz into the C|M|Law Library Information Services desk.
One entry per person, please! Click here for the quiz.
* The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.
Exhibition Events at CSU
Perspectives on Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War Exhibition Opening
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 4:30pm-6pm,
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
1.5 hours free CLE
David Forte, Professor of Law - The Soldier and the Negro
Dennis Keating, Levin College of Urban Affairs Distinguished Professor - Lincoln and Civil Liberty: Suspension of Habeas Corpus.
Lolita Buckner Inniss, Professor of Law and Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law - Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Role of Early Cherokee Newspapers in Promoting the Cherokee Practice of Black Slavery
Up Close and Personal with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 3:30pm-5pm, Waetjen Auditorium
A reenactment of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, as well as Lincoln's Last Debate: Confrontation at Hampton Roads, a one-act play in which Lincoln and Davis are interviewed by a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter in 1865.
Mel Maurer, Lincoln Reenactor and Past-President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
William Vodrey, Past-President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
John Fazio, Past-President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable