- Harold Holzer, Lincoln scholar
- Lisa Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University
- Carolyn Eastman, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Gordon Stewart, Former speechwriter to President Jimmy Carter, and founder of thenextdeal.org
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From Around the Web
- Various early recordings of the Gettysburg Address – not, alas, featuring President Lincoln himself!
- A Pennsylvania newspaper’s recent revision of its 1863 opinion, that the Gettysburg Address constituted mere “silly remarks,” and that “[f]or the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them, and that they shall be no more repeated or thought of.”
- Several experts, including our guest Gordon Stewart, analyze President Obama’s first inaugural address, from January 2009.
- Garry Wills’ 1992 article on the Gettysburg Address in the Atlantic Monthly – “The Words that Remade America.” Wills’ book on this topic is listed below.
- Glenn LaFantasie on the many disputes over what actually happened at Gettysburg on November 19th, 1863, in the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
- Watch Jimmy Carter’s “malaise” speech, courtesy of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
- “Public Speaking” – the educational rap (well worth a listen!).
- And check out Ken Burns’ 150th anniversary project, “The Address,” where you can see lots of familiar faces delivering their own version of the Gettysburg Address, and submit your own: http://www.learntheaddress.org/
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