The 2020 Fortenbaugh Lecture is canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak; it is anticipated that the series will resume in 2021, featuring Louis P. Masur.
Louis P. Masur is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. He is the author of many books including Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion (2015), Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union (2012; awarded the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Prize), and The Civil War: A Concise History (2011). His most recent book is The Sum of Our Dreams: A Concise History of America (2020). His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the American Scholar, among other publications.