The Failure of Compromise

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

A Teacher’s Tour of Ford’s Theatre

Speaker(s): Matthew Pinsker

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

Speaker(s): Richard Carwardine

Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Journey

Speaker(s): Harold Holzer

Global Lincoln Roundtable Discussion

Speaker(s): Richard M. Blackett, Jorg Nagler, and Peter S. Onuf

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Learning from Lincoln

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman

Lincoln and Wales

Speaker(s): Kenneth O. Morgan

Lincoln at Cooper Union

Speaker(s): Harold Holzer

Lincoln at Peoria

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman

What Caused the Civil War?

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers

What Would Lincoln Do? How Lincoln’s Legacy is Used and Abused in Today’s Washington

Speaker(s): Matthew Pinsker, Richard Norton Smith, Craig Symonds, Michael Lind, James Swanson, Sarah Jencks