The following public lecture will take place at Glucksman Ireland House in New York on Thursday 6 December:
Abraham Lincoln and the American Irish, with Kevin Kenny, Professor of History, Boston College.
Professor Kenny will examine what Abraham Lincoln thought about the American Irish and what the American Irish thought about him. The lecture will consider the history of Irish immigration and anti-immigrant sentiment in the mid-nineteenth century, Lincoln's position on immigration during the political crisis of the 1850s, Irish service in the Union Army, Irish opposition to the abolition of slavery, and Lincoln's policies on immigration during the Civil War.
Address: One Washington Mews, New York
Booking: RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email.