Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.

Professor Allen C. Guelzo
  • Princeton University
  • 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 Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. 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.

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"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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64 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) History of the United States & American Civil War  Set

    (Set) History of the United States & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,079.90 Starting at $1,079.90 $1,269.90 $1,079.90$1,269.90
    Master our nation's history. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive guide to the men, women, moments, and themes that make up America's dramatic past. Then, unpack the experience of the American Civil War—from the front lines to the home fronts—in the richly detailed lectures of The American Civil War.
  2. (Set) Great Presidents & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Great Presidents & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Investigate the defining leaders of American history and the Revolutionary War that started it all. In Great Presidents, examine the lives, achievements, and legacies of the men generally considered to be our 12 most iconic presidents. Then, get a richly detailed picture of the landmark conflict between a group of united colonists and the most powerful empire of the 18th century in The American Revolution.
  3. (Set) America and the World & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) America and the World & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,004.90 Starting at $1,004.90 $1,004.90 $1,004.90$1,004.90
    Add layers of insight to your understanding of our nation's vibrant political, social, economic, and cultural history. In America and the World: A Diplomatic History, use the lens of foreign policy to see how American shifted from the periphery of international politics to its very center. In the 84 lectures of The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, survey the ideas, people, events, and inventions that...
  4. (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & Turning Points in American History Set

    (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & Turning Points in American History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    Look at the moments in history that defined our country with this two-course set. Start by experiencing the battle for America through the eyes of the forefathers in America’s Founding Fathers. Then, relive the most powerful and groundbreaking moments in the fascinating story of the USA with Turning Points in American History.
  5. (SET) America's Long Struggle Against Slavery & Mr. Lincoln Set

    (SET) America's Long Struggle Against Slavery & Mr. Lincoln

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Who were the heroes, and what were the moments, that shaped the battle against the cruel institution of slavery in the United States of America? Get answers in America’s Long Struggle against Slavery and Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. The first course is your opportunity to survey the history of the American anti-slavery movement in eye-opening lectures that give you an up-close view of a venal...
  6. (SET) The Real History of Secret Societies & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (SET) The Real History of Secret Societies & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Explore the many ways groups of individuals—some secretive, some public—can radically reshape history. In the first part of this two-course set, explore the often mystifying (and sometimes disturbing) world of brotherhoods, sisterhoods, orders, cults, and cabals that have influenced human culture from ancient times to the present with The Real History of Secret Societies. And in the second part, America’s...
  7. (Set) Experiencing America & American Revolution Set

    (Set) Experiencing America & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Get to know the United States of America at a level that you never achieved in school. In Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History, see the U.S.A. through the stories of its most famous artifacts. Then, delve into the story of the Revolutionary War with the fascinating lectures of The American Revolution.
  8. A New History of the American South & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    A New History of the American South & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Go deep inside the crucial components that shaped the USA with this two-course set. In A New History of the American South, you’ll take a richly-detailed excursion into the story and the enduring legacy of the South, in a historical inquiry unique in its scope. Then, America’s Founding Fathers is a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened – not as many are led to believe it...
  9. (Set) The Age of Benjamin Franklin & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (Set) The Age of Benjamin Franklin & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Get to know the men who built America with this insightful two-course set. Start with an in-depth look at the humble beginnings of Benjamin Franklin and his rise to greatness in the 18th century. Then, step back and see the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened—not as many are led to believe it happened—through the stories of the men who created it with America’s Founding Fathers.
  10. (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & History of the United States, 2nd Edition Set

    (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $974.90 Starting at $974.90 $1,134.90 $974.90$1,134.90
    Take a deep dive into American history with this two-course set. First, meet the men who shaped the dramatic story of the U.S. Constitution with America’s Founding Fathers. Then, go in-depth into America’s past with the 84-lecture series History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  11. (SET) Books That Matter & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (SET) Books That Matter & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    Experience the struggle to establish the United States of America with this two-course set delivered by two master historians. In Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers, dive into the 85 essays that argued for the ratification of the Constitution and learn what they can tell us about the American government both at its founding and today. Then, in America’s Founding Fathers, use political giants like Thomas...
  12. (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & American Revolution Set

    (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Experience the precarious, tense battles which America was built on with this two-course set. Reveal how America’s Founding Fathers played their own unique roles in shaping the grand story of the U.S. Constitution with America’s Founding Fathers. Then, gain a fresh understanding of the factors that made America’s independence possible with The American Revolution.
  13. (SET) America After the Cold War & History of the United States, 2nd Edition Set

    (SET) America After the Cold War & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $809.90 Starting at $809.90 $949.90 $809.90$949.90
    With this pair of courses—America After the Cold War: The First Thirty Years and The History of the United States 2nd Edition—get a comprehensive look at the history of the United States from the colonial era to today. First, in a story that takes you from 1990 to 2019, Professor Patrick Allitt gives you a rich understanding of the United States of America after the threat of annihilating war with the Soviet...
  14. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.
  15. (Set) How Winston Churchill Changed the World & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (Set) How Winston Churchill Changed the World & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Get to know some of the men who changed the Western civilization forever with this two-course set. Discover what we owe to an iconic statesman with How Winston Churchill Changed the World. Then, take a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened—not as many are led to believe it happened—with America’s Founding Fathers.
  16. (Set) The Age of Benjamin Franklin & American Revolution Set

    (Set) The Age of Benjamin Franklin & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Look at a slice of American history with an in-depth view of the 18th century through this two-course set. Start by looking at this rapidly changing world through the eyes of an American icon with The Age of Benjamin Franklin. Then, get a new perspective on the war that gave birth to our country with American Revolution.
  17. (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution Set

    (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    The Constitution is the foundation of our country and this two-course set gives you a history and context like nothing else. Discover what the forefathers can tell us about how the U.S. Constitution was forged – and why we still argue over it in America’s Founding Fathers. Then, discover who was highly critical of the new Constitution and who staunchly opposed it in Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the...
  18. (SET) Understanding the U.S. Government & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (SET) Understanding the U.S. Government & America’s Founding Fathers

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    How does the U.S. government actually work? What were the motivations of the Founding Fathers who brought it into being? Explore these questions in this two-course set that blends history and civics. In Understanding the U.S. Government, better understand the inner workings of U.S. political institutions in gripping lectures taught by a celebrated political scientist, and gain eye-opening insights into America’s...
  19. (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & Experiencing America Set

    (Set) America’s Founding Fathers & Experiencing America

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    The Smithsonian takes you on an in-depth and unprecedented look at American history with this two-course set. First, a historian reveals how the U.S. Constitution was forged in America’s Founding Fathers. Then, discover America through authentic historic objects, detailed replicas, and exclusive photographs in Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History.
  20. (SET) America After the Cold War & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (SET) America After the Cold War & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    Contrast a portrait of 21st-century America with that of 13 colonies trying to build a new nation in this two-course set. In America After the Cold War: The First Thirty Years, Professor Patrick Allitt covers the years from 1990 to 2019 and reveals a portrait of the United States of America after the threat of annihilating war with the Soviet Union had miraculously passed. Then, in America’s Founding Fathers, use...