Robert E. Lee & the Battle of Gettysburg with Allen Guelzo | Pivotal Battles in American History #2
How did the Battle of Gettysburg shape the outcome of the Civil War and why was it pivotal in American history? In this episode of our Scholar Talks series, "Pivotal Battles in American History," BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams is joined by Allen Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship and three-time winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize, to discuss Dr. Guelzo’s highly acclaimed books "Robert E. Lee: A Life" and "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion." Why did Lee decide to join the Confederacy despite professional and personal conflicts, and how did his tactical decisions at Gettysburg influence the outcome of the Civil War?
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Allen C. Guelzo: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates | BRI Scholar Talks
BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with renowned historian Allen Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship, author of twelve bestselling books, and winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize three times, to discuss Dr. Guelzo’s acclaimed book, "Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America." Together, they examine the importance of civil political discourse in a democracy. They also converse about Lincoln and Douglas’ differing republican political principles and ideas about slavery. Does democracy have a higher moral purpose? What can the Lincoln-Douglas debates teach us about constitutional principles and civil discourse?
The Battle of Saratoga with Kevin Weddle | Pivotal Battles in American History
How did the Battle of Saratoga shape the outcome of the Revolutionary War and of American history? In the first episode of our new Scholar Talks series, "Pivotal Battles in American History," BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams is joined by Dr. Kevin Weddle, Professor of Military Theory and Strategy at the US Army War College and author of "The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution," to discuss the dramatic role the Battle of Saratoga played in the Revolutionary War. What factors led to the quick unraveling of British strategy in 1777? What was significant about the leadership of American field commanders and generals in the battlefield?
Fix Bayonets! Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s Courage at Gettysburg
In this lesson, students will explore the role Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain played in the Battle of Gettysburg. Students will specifically learn about his actions on July 2 on Little Round Top and its significance to the Union’s overall victory in the battle.