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    Book Discussion on The Fiery Trial

    Eric Foner examines Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts on slavery. Mr. Foner relays that early in Mr. Lincoln’s political career he was “naturally anti-slavery” but adhered to the Constitution’s protection of the institution in the original slave states. According to the author, Mr. Lincoln’s thinking shifted following the debate over the expansion of slavery to Kansas and Nebraska in 1854. Professor Foner follows President Lincoln’s political maturation and his complete refutation of slavery that the author contends is fully realized following the Civil War. Eric Foner discussed his book at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open to undecided voters only for comments on their choices for the November 4, 2014, elections.

    The program included video clips of Chamber of Commerce Vice President and Political Director Rob Engstorm being interviewed for “Newsmakers” the previous day and of a Massachusetts gubernatorial debate from earlier in the week.

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