Free Oregon Chautuaqua Program on Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 7:30pm
The Civil War Round Table at PSU will sponsor a free lecture on Abraham Lincoln as part of their schedule of Lincoln-related events leading up to the Lincoln Bicentennial in February 2009. The program will feature historian Richard Etulain, who will examine the reasons behind the enduring popularity of our 16th president at the meeting.

Americans have venerated Abraham Lincoln for nearly a century and a half, holding him up as a model of leadership and moral courage during a time of chaos and crisis in American History. Emeritus Professor of History Richard Etulain will discuss why "Honest Abe" has remained so beloved and vital to today's people in "Abraham Lincoln: With Charity for All."

Etulain suggests that Lincoln's skills as a political leader are what set him apart, particularly in his ability to work in a nonpartisan way, despite his own strong party affiliations. By tracing Lincoln's experiences as a prairie lawyer, state legislator, party leader and commender-in-chief, Etulain will bring to light the political genius and generosity of our 16th president.

The program was created under the auspices of the Oregon Council for the Humanities, which is an independent, nonprofit allfiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that is dedicated to the belief that knowledge and ideas are fundamental to the health of our communities. Their web site is

When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
Where: Cramer Hall, room 494
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information, contact the PSU History Department at (503) 725-3917.

The Civil War Round Table at Portland State University is an affiliate of Friends of History, a non-profit support group of the PSU History Department. The CWRT presents a full school season of free lectures on subject matters relating to the American Civil War on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 494 of Cramer Hall starting at 7:30 pm. To check out the current schedule, check out the webpage at