Book Discussion on Lincoln's Other White House
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein talked about her book, Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency,… read more
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein talked about her book, Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency, published by John Wiley and Sons. In the book, she compiled a detailed portrait of President Lincoln’s sojourns in the Soldiers' Home, a country residence on the grounds of a veterans' asylum three miles north of the White House, where he and his family spent several months a year from 1862 to 1864. The ‘cottage’ was declared a national monument in 2000. Ms. Brownstein also chronicled President Lincoln’s interactions with both the free black household staff and escaped slaves housed in nearby camps. During this event photographs of many of the people and places mentioned were shown.
The event took place in the Stanley Chapel Hall of the Armed Forces Retirement Home on the campus of the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument. The English-Speaking Union and the Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics Washington, D.C. Chapter, also co-sponsored the event. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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