Four Score Speaker Series: Dr. Allen C. Guelzo

Date: 10/10/24
Location: Zoom

Join us Thursday, October 10, 2024, at 7 p.m. CT, for a great discussion with author and Lincoln expert Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, on his latest book Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment. 

Guelzo, one of America’s foremost experts on Lincoln, captures the president’s firmly held belief that democracy was the greatest political achievement in human history. He shows how Lincoln’s deep commitment to the balance between majority and minority rule enabled him to stand firm against secession while also committing the Union to reconciliation rather than recrimination in the aftermath of war. In bringing his subject to life as a rigorous and visionary thinker, Guelzo assesses Lincoln’s actions on civil liberties and his views on race and explains why his vision for the role of government would have made him a pivotal president even if there had been no Civil War. Our Ancient Faith gives us a deeper understanding of this endlessly fascinating man and shows how his ideas are still sharp and relevant more than 150 years later.

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is a New York Times® best-seller author, American historian, and commentator on public issues. He is a Thomas W. Smith Distinguished Research Scholar and Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University, and the Director of Civil War Era Studies, and the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College.

He lives with his wife, Debra, in Paoli and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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