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Columbia University historian Eric Foner discusses his most recent work, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, with James G. Basker, president of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
During the partial government shutdown of 2013, an expert panel of historians and policy analysts convened in Washington, DC, to discuss the presence of Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in contemporary politics.
Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics at Washington & Lee University, discusses the role of religious belief in Lincoln’s approach to governing.
Historian James Oakes (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) addresses the question of agency in emancipation—who freed the slaves?