Lone Star College CyFair News
Published on: January 11, 2012 American History and President Abraham Lincoln fans will enjoy an evening with Dr. Kenneth J. Winkle as he presents Lincolns Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. at Lone Star College-CyFair.
We are pleased to have Dr. Winkle, an award-winning author and professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explore with us Lincolns presidential leadership and personal life in war-torn Washington, D.C., said Esther Robinson, who teaches history at LSC-CyFair. The goal of this special presentation is to gain a greater understanding of the role Lincoln played in protecting the city of Washington, D.C. and the government of the United States in one of the greatest periods of crisis in our history.
As a professor, Dr. Winkle has taught a dozen different courses in 19th century U.S. history, the Civil War Era, family history and historical methods. In addition, he won the University of Nebraskas Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities.
As author of The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio, The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War and The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln, he won the Allan Sharlin Award of the Social Science History Association, the Society for Military Historys Distinguished Book Award and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award. In addition, his book Abraham and Mary Lincoln, which offers a vivid portrait of the couples married life, is a volume in the Concise Lincoln Library.
The free Jan. 25 community presentation, Lincolns Citadel: The Civil War in Washington D.C. which is also the title of Dr. Winkles upcoming book W.W. Norton will publish in 2013, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts building.
LSC-CyFairs History Department is sponsoring this presentation, which is being held in conjunction with Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, …