Chautauqua – Abraham Lincoln Talk


Tuesday February 28 at 7:00pm
Hughes Main Library, downtown, Greenville 29609
Free event and free parking.
For more info: 864-244-1499  or

Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the legacy of Lincoln, led by the author of The Age of Lincoln. Dr. Vernon Burton is a prolific author, an eminent Lincoln scholar – and, like Lincoln tells a great story.

“If the Civil War era was America’s Iliad,” then historian Orville Vernon Burton is our latest Homer.”

For Dr. Burton, Southern history is personal. He grew up in Ninety-Six and graduated from Furman University. He did go north to Princeton for his PhD but returned as Clemson University Creativity Professor of Humanities, Professor of History, Sociology, and Computer Science and Director of the Clemson CyberInstitute.

Dr. Burton’s The Age of Lincoln (2007) won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Literary Award for Nonfiction and was selected for Book of the Month Club, History Book Club, and Military Book Club. He is also the author of The Essential Lincoln, Speeches and Correspondence as well as eight other books on Southern History.


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