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.


"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."

64 Courses and Sets

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64 Courses and Sets

  1. (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...
  2. (Set) The Great Tours & America's Founding Fathers Set on sale

    (Set) The Great Tours & America's Founding Fathers

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Save up to $563.00 Starting at $106.90 $669.90 $106.90$669.90
    Get an eye-opening perspective on America’s capital city—and some of the remarkable men who shaped it—in this two-course set. First, explore the extraordinary treasures of the nation’s capital, from iconic sights to little-known cultural gems, in The Great Tours: Washington D.C. Then, meet George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and others who played their own unique role in the creation (and...
  3. (Set) Athenian Democracy & America's Founding Fathers Set

    (Set) Athenian Democracy & America's Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Examine democracy from two distinct viewpoints with this two-course set. Gain insight into the story of Greek democracy—and see what lessons it offers us today in Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages. Then, America’s Founding Fathers gives you a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it happened and not as many are led to believe it happened.
  4. (Set) American Military History & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (Set) American Military History & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Explore the history that made America what it is today with this two-course set. In American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents, a retired four-star general guides you through three centuries of America’s wars—including his. Then, uncover 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.