Book Discussion on The Lincoln Enigma

Contributor and editor Boritt talked about the collection of essays, The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon, published… read more

Contributor and editor Boritt talked about the collection of essays, The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon, published by Oxford University Press. The book addresses some of the areas of Abraham Lincoln’s life that are under modern scrutiny. Mr. Boritt said that Mr. Lincoln’s attitudes and decisions should be judged in the context of the 1800s. In The Lincoln Enigma nine Lincoln scholars, including Mr. Boritt, explore Abraham Lincoln’s marriage, his plan to send blacks back to Africa and other aspects of his legacy. close

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  • Gabor Boritt Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
  • Robert Housch General Manager Greystone's American History Store

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Book Discussion on The Lincoln Enigma

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Public Affairs Event
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Aug 19, 2001
Last Aired:
Feb 26, 2005

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  • Aug 19, 2001 | 8:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 22, 2001 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 24, 2005 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 26, 2005 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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