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Allen Guelzo
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Lincoln Author Allen Guelzo
Receives Gettysburg College Appointment

The following information is a press release from Gettysburg College received on May 12, 2004:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Allen C. Guelzo was appointed as the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and professor of history at Gettysburg College.

Through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Guelzo will coordinate the college's Civil War Era Studies program, an undergraduate program for full-time students; direct "The Gettysburg Semester," which brings students from across the country to Gettysburg College for a semester of intensive interdisciplinary study of the Civil War era; and serve as associate director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

Prior to coming to Gettysburg College, Guelzo was Grace F. Kea Professor of American History and Dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a scholar of the intellectual history of the Civil War Era.

Guelzo is the author of "Edwards on the Will: A Century of American Philosophical Debate," "The Crisis of the American Republic: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction," and editor of Josiah G. Holland's "Life of Abraham Lincoln." His intellectual biography of Lincoln, "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President," was the co-winner of the Lincoln Prize for 2000. He has just released a new book, "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America," which is a history of the events and decisions leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation and its aftermath.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With approximately 2,500 students, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park. The college was founded in 1832.

For more information contact Kendra Branchick, Assistant Director of Communications, Gettysburg College, Office of Communications and Public Relations, 300 N. Washington Street, Campus Box 422, Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-337-6801.

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