Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Lincoln and Immigration

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Harold Holzer

Details: Best known for his role in preserving the Union and destroying slavery, Abraham Lincoln also had both opportunities and obligations to confront, cure, or temper seething resentment against new immigrants to America. How the Civil War president responded, Harold Holzer suggests, may provide inspiration in the furious contemporary debate on immigration.

Harold Holzer, the author, co-author, or editor of 51 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, is Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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