Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


History and the Movies: Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

History and the Movies: Steven Spielberg

On November 13, Professor Michael Vorenberg of Brown University led a discussion for graduate students and faculty on History and the Movies, focusing on the recent Steven Spielberg film, "Lincoln."  Professor Vorenberg is author of the book Final Freedom:  The Civil War, The Abolition of Slavery, and the 13th Amendment, and is on leave at the Newberry Library this semester, finishing a book on the end of the Civil War.

If you've not seen the film, this seminar gives you a good excuse to do so.  It is available on DVD and online.  Hopefully our discussion will cover not only Lincoln and the 13th Amendment, but public history and the movies, as well as the relationship of film to history teaching and scholarship.

The discussion will take place beginning at 4:15 in Crown Center 528.