As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War moves into high gear, it seems appropriate to focus on Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's contemporaries knew little about this relatively inexperienced candidate when he ran for presidentâ€”and they had good reason to doubt his abilities. But, Lincoln became one of America's best known and most honored leaders. This presentation explores Lincoln's claim on posterity, which rests not just on his victory in the Civil War, but also on the unique combination of Lincoln's personal qualities, his historical context and the American imagination.
Sponsoring Organization: Upper Dublin Public Library.
Funded project of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.