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 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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58 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) American Mind; Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution; American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"; & Cycles of American Political Thought  Set

    (Set) American Mind; Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution; American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"; & Cycles of American Political Thought

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.80 Starting at $759.80 $1,319.80 $759.80$1,319.80
    Discover just how powerful and unique America's intellectual history is, with this four-course set. Start with The American Mind, a series of 36 lectures that offers you a broad survey of American intellectual history from the Puritans to the modern day. Then, explore the arguments for and against the new Constitution with The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. American Ideals:...
  2. (Set) Life Lessons from the Great Books & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past  Set

    (Set) Life Lessons from the Great Books & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $729.90 $429.90$729.90
    Join two historians and award-winning professors on a spirited look at the historical record—and what we can learn from it. In Life Lessons from the Great Books, learn how some of Western history's greatest literary masterpieces can provide you with guidance and consolation for nearly every important moment in your life. Then, venture deep inside the minds of our greatest historians as they write about and...
  3. (Set) Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past & American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $599.90 $399.90$599.90
    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 as they write about and shape humanity's story. Then, explore Professor Guelzo's richly detailed picture of the landmark conflict that gave birth to our nation in The American Revolution.
  4. (Set) American Identity & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) American Identity & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,469.90 Starting at $1,469.90 $1,469.90 $1,469.90$1,469.90
    Strengthen your appreciation of what it means to be an American in both The American Identity—which introduces you to notable figures in U.S. history and their impact on our nation's character—and The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, which investigates the people and events that enabled the United States to become the most powerful democratic republic in history.
  5. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of the United States  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of the United States

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,085.90 Starting at $1,085.90 $1,469.90 $1,085.90$1,469.90
    Place vast sweeps of human history into coherent and fascinating frameworks. In Foundations of Western Civilization, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization, from its origins to the dawn of the modern world. Then, strengthen your understanding of America's riveting history with The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  6. (Set) A Brief History of the World & History of the United States  Set

    (Set) A Brief History of the World & History of the United States

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $999.90 Starting at $999.90 $1,299.90 $999.90$1,299.90
    Take two unique looks at the history of the world and the history of our nation. A Brief History of the World is a "big picture" of world history, from the invention of agriculture to the technologically sophisticated world of today. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive guide to the people and events that enabled the United States to become the most powerful democratic republic in...
  7. (Set) Conservative Tradition & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past  Set

    (Set) Conservative Tradition & Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $729.90 $429.90$729.90
    Take closer looks at Conservatism and the act of recording the past with this two-course set delivered by a pair of award-winning professors. First, discover just how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining our political tradition and shaping the modern West with The Conservative Tradition. Then, in Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past, go deep inside the minds of our greatest...
  8. (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Turning Points in American History  Set

    (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Turning Points in American History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,085.90 Starting at $1,085.90 $1,469.90 $1,085.90$1,469.90
  9. (Set) American Revolution & American Civil War  Set

    (Set) American Revolution & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $685.90 Starting at $685.90 $899.90 $685.90$899.90
  10. (Set) Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $685.90 Starting at $685.90 $899.90 $685.90$899.90
    Immerse yourself in two thrilling eras in modern history that forever changed France and America and their relationship to each other. First, in Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon, revisit the 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814. Then, in The American Revolution, learn how 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and...
  11. (Set) Tocqueville and the American Experiment & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set on sale

    (Set) Tocqueville and the American Experiment & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $956.00 Starting at $213.90 $1,169.90 $213.90$1,169.90
    Get a comprehensive guide to the profound origins of our great nation. In Tocqueville and the American Experiment, explore Alexis de Tocqueville's unique observations on our young nation that resulted in his two volumes of Democracy in America. Then, place Tocqueville's observations in the larger scope of American history in the encyclopedic survey course The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  12. (Set) Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,169.90 Starting at $1,169.90 $1,169.90 $1,169.90$1,169.90
    Survey the fascinating history of the greatest nation in the Western world with this two-course set that offers you a variety of perspectives on the story of the United States. Start with Great American Bestsellers: The Books that Shaped America, a pointed 24-lecture tour of what key best-selling works in the history of U.S. literature reveal about the cultural climate of the nation at particular points in its...
  13. (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 $1,085.90 Starting at $1,085.90 $1,469.90 $1,085.90$1,469.90
    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.
  14. (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln/American Civil War  Set

    (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln/American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $829.90 Starting at $829.90 $829.90 $829.90$829.90
  15. (Set) History of the United States & World War II  Set

    (Set) History of the United States & World War II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $999.90 Starting at $999.90 $1,299.90 $999.90$1,299.90
    Get the full grasp on U.S. history—the way you've always wanted to. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive exploration of the individuals, moments, and ideas that shaped our great nation over its relatively short history. World War II: A Military and Social History takes you deep inside the greatest conflict of the 20th century, one in which the United States played a vital role.
  16. (Set) Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity; A Brief History of the World; & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity; A Brief History of the World; & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,435.85 Starting at $1,435.85 $1,899.85 $1,435.85$1,899.85
    Master the epic scope of three levels of human history with these three courses that are comprehensive and—more important—easily accessible ways to learn about thousands of years of history. First, explore the monumental history of everything—from the beginning of the universe to the modern day—with Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity. Then, capture the "big...
  17. (Set) American Mind & Cycles of American Political Thought  Set

    (Set) American Mind & Cycles of American Political Thought

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.90 Starting at $459.90 $859.90 $459.90$859.90
    Explore the distinct philosophical views that have shaped—and continue to shape—the United States of America in this illuminating two-course set. First, examine the long-running intellectual debate that helped mold America's institutions and attitudes with The American Mind. Then, in Cycles of American Political Thought, investigate how our nation has, since its birth, deeply engaged with the most...
  18. (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 $1,169.90 Starting at $1,169.90 $1,169.90 $1,169.90$1,169.90
    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...
  19. (Set) American Revolution & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution  Set

    (Set) American Revolution & Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $899.90 $489.90$899.90
    Strengthen your understanding of the landmark conflict that gave birth to the United States of America. In American Revolution, follow the course of the war's events—from its outbreak at Lexington and Concord to its conclusion with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Then, delve into the ideological roots of the revolution and learn how the inspirational idea of liberty was formed in Origins and Ideologies of...
  20. (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $899.90 Starting at $899.90 $1,169.90 $899.90$1,169.90
    Grasp our nation's vast and thrilling history with the aid of expert historians and award-winning professors. First, get a comprehensive grounding in the men, women, themes, ideas, and events of American history in History of the United States, 2nd Edition. Then, take a richly detailed look at the military mechanics of the landmark conflict that gave birth to the United States in The American Revolution.