Book Discussion on Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney

James Simon talked about his book, Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President’s War Powers, published by… read more

James Simon talked about his book, Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President’s War Powers, published by Simon and Schuster. Professor Simon examined the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger Taney and discussed the backgrounds and beliefs of both men. He explained that even though the then president and Chief Justice Taney, the man who administered the oath of office to Lincoln, disagreed on secession, slavery, and the president’s wartime authority, they actually had a lot in common and could have worked together under different circumstances. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney

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194744-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Nyack, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 1, 2007
Last Aired:
Oct 23, 2007

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  • Jan 01, 2007 | 7:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 06, 2007 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 14, 2007 | 7:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 10, 2007 | 3:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 23, 2007 | 12:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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