LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Lincoln, the former president, is having something of a popularity surge — likely because of “Lincoln” the movie.

Can’t get enough of the 16th president?

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Welcome to “The History Don: With Malice Toward None — Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.”

Dr. Don Schwartz, professor emeritus at CSULB, is offering a six-part lecture series (beginning January 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon) that will examine the causes of the civil war, Lincoln as a martyr, his views on slavery and the historical accuracy of the Steven Spielberg film, among other topics.

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The lectures, open to the public, will be held at the Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach CA 90815.

The entire series is $45.

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For more information about the lecture series (dates, directions, how to pay) click here.