Charles Hubbard, Lincoln Expert, Speaks At Chattanooga Area Historical Association Monday

  • Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Chattanooga Area Historical Historical Association will meet Monday at Alexian Village on
Signal Mountain instead of at the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Charles M. Hubbard will speak about "Lincoln's Dilemma: Slavery, Morality, and Politics." The meeting will be at Alexian Village at 437 Alexian Way.

There will be light refreshments and food and an artifact table at the event. There will be buses to take people from the Food City parking lot up the mountain to Alexian Village at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Food City is at 703 Signal Mountain Road. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Mr. Hubbard is the executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy. He is professor of History and Lincoln historian at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tn.

Dr. Hubbard is the author and editor of nine books Including "Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency" and "The Burden of Confederate Diplomacy". Dr. Hubbard's numerous articles and essays have appeared in prominent academic Journals, including the Journal of American History and the Journal of Civil War Studies. His recent essay, "King Cotton and Confederate Foreign Policy," was published by Routledge Press. 

Dr. Hubbard received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a specialization in American political and diplomatic history. He is a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Humanities at Brown University.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Lincoln Academy of Illinois as a Lincoln laureate. He received the Lincoln Diploma of Honor in 2011 for his contributions to the field of Lincoln studies.

Dr. Hubbard is a Senior Fulbright scholar and has received several Fulbright fellowships to research and study abroad, particularly in Southeast Asia. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed him to the Fulbright Foundation Review Board. In November of 2011, he received the prestigious Hay-Fulbright award from the U.S. State Department to deliver a series of lectures in the U.K. at King's College London and Corpus Christi College at Oxford.

Dr. Hubbard delivered the keynote address at the Rothermere Institute for American Studies at Cambridge University in 2017. His latest book is a collection of essays entitled "Lincoln: The Law and Presidential Leadership" released in 2015 by the Southern Illinois Press.

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