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The Bill Lane Center for the American West is dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America. The center supports research, teaching, and reporting about western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The center’s vision of the West extends from San Francisco Bay to the fabled 100th Meridian, from western Canada to all of Mexico, and outward to the Pacific World.

Bill Lane Center for the American West Stanford

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The Bill Lane Center for the American West is dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America. The center supports research, teaching, and reporting about western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The center’s vision of the West extends from San Francisco Bay to the fabled 100th Meridian, from western Canada to all of Mexico, and outward to the Pacific World.

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    Lincoln's War, the West and the Remaking of America

    Lincoln's War, the West and the Remaking of America

    Author and Historian Elliott West discusses how Lincoln shaped the West and the remaking of America for the Lincoln and the West Conference, a two-day public discussion of Lincoln's legacy in the American West at Stanford University. (February 6, 2009)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    • video
    Lincoln, Slavery, and the West

    Lincoln, Slavery, and the West

    Author James M. McPherson gives the keynote lecture for the Lincoln and the West Conference, a two-day public discussion of Lincoln's legacy in the American West at Stanford University. (February 5, 2009)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    • video
    Lincoln's War and Lincoln's West: Ante, Bellum, and Post

    Lincoln's War and Lincoln's West: Ante, Bellum, and Post

    A panel of historians discuss the American West prior to, during, and after the civil war for the Lincoln and the West Conference, a two-day public discussion of Lincoln's legacy in the American West at Stanford University. (February 6, 2009)

    • 1 hr 22 min
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    Meanwhile Back in the West: What Lincoln Wanted from the West, and What He Got

    Meanwhile Back in the West: What Lincoln Wanted from the West, and What He Got

    Author and University of Colorado Professor Patricia Limerick discusses Abraham Lincoln's prospects for the West for the Lincoln and the West Conference, a two-day public discussion of Lincoln's legacy in the American West at Stanford. (February 6, 2009)

    • 1 hr 4 min
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    Lincoln in California

    Lincoln in California

    Bill Lane Jr. gives an introductory lecture for the Lincoln and the West Conference, a two-day public discussion of Lincoln's legacy in the American West at Stanford University. (February 6, 2009)

    • 34 min

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