Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

January 21st, 2015 - March 6th, 2015Photo of the first panel of the Lincoln exhibit as well as a display case with a 3D printed model of President Lincoln's head.

A traveling exhibition organized by the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, will be hosted by the Mansfield Library from January 21 through March 6, 2015. The exhibit examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties.

In conjunction with the display, Professor Diana Schaub will give a lecture on Lincoln's approach to slavery the evening of February 12, 2015, President Lincoln’s birthday. Dr. Schaub is a Professor in the Political Science Department at Loyola University in Maryland. She has contributed to the New Atlantis, served on the President's Council on Bioethics, and is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. From 1994 to 1995 she was a postdoctoral fellow of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University. More recently, she has written on President Lincoln's legacy.Photo of another panel of the Lincoln exhibit.