Harold Holzer is an American historian. He is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, he serves as co-chairman of the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, appointed by President Clinton in September 2000, and elected co-chairman in 2001.
Holzer has authored, co-authored, and edited 27 books: ‘The Lincoln Image (1984); Changing the Lincoln Image’ (1985); and ‘The Confederate Image’, (1987), all with Mark E. Neely, Jr. and Gabor S. Boritt; ‘The Lincoln Family Album’ (1990), and ‘Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art’ (1993), among others. His book ‘Lincoln At Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President’ (2004), won a 2005 Lincoln Prize, the most prestigious award in the field.