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Allen Carl Guelzo

professor, Civil War era studies, Gettysburg College

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. No one has contributed more to our nuanced understanding of Lincoln's mind and ideas than Professor Guelzo. *Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President* (1999), his landmark work, won both the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize in 2000. His article, "Defending Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling Letter, August, 1863," won Civil War History's John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article of that year. He has continued to produce influential and award-winning scholarship on Lincoln: *Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America* (2004), the winner of a second Lincoln Prize; *Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America* (2008); the essay collection, *Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas* (2009); and *Lincoln* for the Oxford University Press "Very Short Introductions" series (2009).