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Allen Carl Guelzo
Born 1953[1]
Yokohama, Japan[1]
Education PhD[2]
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania[2]
Occupation Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era[1]
Employer Gettysburg College[1]

Allen Carl Guelzo (born 1953) is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, where he serves as Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program.[1]

Guelzo was born in Yokohama, Japan.[1] He earned an MA and PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania.[2]

Academic focus[]

He began work in 1996 on an 'intellectual biography' of Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (1999), which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000 and the 2000 Book Prize of the Abraham Lincoln Institute. He followed this with Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (2004), which became the first two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize (for 2005) and the Book Prize of the Lincoln Institute.[2]


Guelzo has been an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow (1991-92), a Visiting Research Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (1992-93), a Fellow of the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard University (1994-95), and a Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics, Princeton University (2002-03).[3] He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Council on the Humanities in 2006.[2]


  • Guelzo, Allen C. (1989). Edwards on the Will: A Century of Theological Debate. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-5193-7. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C. (1994). For the Union of Evangelical Christendom: The Irony of the Reformed Episcopalians. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 0-271-01002-9. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C. (1995). The Crisis of the American Republic: A History of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-09515-5. 
  • Holland, J. (1998). Holland's Life of Abraham Lincoln. introduction by Allen C Guelzo. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-7303-7. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C. (2003). Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Library of Religious Biography). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. ISBN 0-8028-4293-3. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C. (2004). Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-2182-6. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C.; Sweeney, Douglas A. (2006). The New England Theology: From Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa Park. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic. ISBN 0-8010-2709-8. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C. (2008). Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-7320-6. 
  • Lind, Michael; Guelzo, Allen C. (2009). Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 0-8093-2861-5. 
  • Guelzo, Allen C. (2009). Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0-19-536780-4.