Langston Lincoln Lecture
Amy Greenberg, Abraham Lincoln and the U.S.–Mexican War: How a Freshman Congressman Gained National Attention by Opposing an
Unjust War, April 1, 2014, 7 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Co-sponsored by the Schmidt Library and the Department of History and Political Science.
Dr. Amy Greenberg is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University where she has taught since 1995, the year she received a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. She is the author of A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (2012), Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion: A Brief History with Documents (2012), Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire (2005), and Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City (1998). She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Huntington Library, among others. In 1999, she received the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn State, and in 2007, she was named a Top Young Historian by History News Network.