Filed under: Calendar Events
Tagged as: Abraham Lincoln, Cincinnati (OH), Cincinnati Civil War Round Table, Hamilton County, Lincoln Douglas Debates, Southwest Ohio, Stephen Douglas.
|April 21, 2011|
|6:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
In the summer of 1858, Abraham Lincoln appeared to have no chance at being considered a candidate, let alone a contender, for the presidency of the United States. His disappointing loss to Democrat Stephen Douglas for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois seemed to have placed Lincoln in a political hole from which few politicians were ever known to escape. Yet Lincoln would not give up.
Harold Holzer will discuss how Ohio (and, particularly, Cincinnati, the seventh most populous city in the United States at the time) played a crucial role in Lincoln’s comeback and his eventual election to the presidency in 1860.
Details: Reservations deadline is April 13th, 2011. If you are not a member of the Round Table, dinner reservations require payment in advance. Your check in the amount of $28.00 per person should be made out to the Cincinnati CWRT. Include your name, address, city, state and phone number, if not on the check, and the names of any others who will be attending with you. Indicate Holzer Dinner on the memo line and mail to:
Cincinnati CWRT, P. O. Box 621082, Cincinnati, OH 45262.
Sponsor: Cincinnati Civil War Round Table
Location: Drake Center, 151 W Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati
For more information, please visit http://www.cincinnaticwrt.org/index.html