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Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Professor Allen C. Guelzo
  • Gettysburg College
  • University of Pennsylvania
For Lincoln, no matter what our political persuasions, moral principle in the end is all that unites us and all that ensures that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Among garnering other honors, he has received the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is a member of the National Council on the Humanities. Professor Guelzo is the author of numerous books on American intellectual history, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War era. His publication awards include the Lincoln Prize as well as the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for two of his books-Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America–making him the first double Lincoln laureate in the history of both prizes. His critically acclaimed book, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Professor Guelzo has written for The American Historical Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, C-SPAN's Booknotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


"Professor Guelzo is excellent!! He kept me interested with his manner of presentation, content, and explanations with sides of humour."


"Professor Guelzo both entertains and challenges his audience. I don't know how many times I thought, "I agree with that", only to find myself agreeing with the opposing view in the next lecture!"


"Professor Allen C. Guelzo presents the material with passion, enthusiasm, and a unique knowledge of the subject. The end result is that you eagerly anticipate each lecture."

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6 Courses

  1. History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
    Starting at $399.95 Starting at $399.95 $749.95 $399.95$749.95
    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most...
  2. American Revolution Sale

    American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the American Revolution? Why did those 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army, and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? See how issues such as logistics and the human factor can influence strategy, tactics, and the course of battle, and how happenstance can prove more important than even those...
  3. Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $199.95 $89.95$199.95
    What made our 16th president capable of achieving his greatness? Explore this grand question with the help of award-winning Professor Allen C. Guelzo, one of the country's most distinguished Abraham Lincoln scholars. In Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, he takes you on an insightful tour of Lincoln's life and an evaluation of how his legacy lives on today. See Lincoln through the eyes of those who knew,...
  4. American Mind Sale

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
    Save up to $305.00 Starting at $39.95 $69.95 $39.95$69.95
    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  5. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
    Starting at $219.95 Starting at $219.95 $284.95 $219.95$284.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  6. Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past Sale

    Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    How did the world's great historians create their monumental histories? What are their unique motives and visions in doing so? And what role does the historian's viewpoint play in what you accept as truth? In Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past, veteran Teaching Company Professor Allen C. Guelzo takes you deep inside the minds of our greatest historians—including Herodotus, Thucydides, David...