Lincoln's Body Politic

Mr. Bernstein discussed Lincoln’s views of slavery as a cancer on the body politic of America. He related Lincoln’s… read more

Mr. Bernstein discussed Lincoln’s views of slavery as a cancer on the body politic of America. He related Lincoln’s use of disease metaphor and how that relates to American political life during the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. He talked about President Lincoln’s view of how to treat the body of a sick nation, shifts in American political life and culture, and Lincoln’s own physical body. After his presentation he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Lincoln's Body Politic

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Program ID:
161290-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 16, 2000

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  • Dec 16, 2000 | 3:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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