Book Discussion on The Age of Lincoln

Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the cultural,… read more

Orville Vernon Burton talked about his book The Age of Lincoln, published by Hill and Wang. The book deals with the cultural, political, social, and economic background to Lincoln’s presidency. Professor Burton argues that President Lincoln’s great accomplishment was not just the emancipation of slaves but a broadening of the principle of personal liberty protected by a body of law. In his view the “Age of Lincoln” followed the “Age of Jackson” in American history. He was interviewed at the University of Illinois by the C-SPAN BookTV Bus crew.

Orville Vernon Burton is a professor of history and sociology at the University of Illinois and is also a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications where he is associate director for Humanities and Social Sciences. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Champaign, Illinois, United States
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Oct 28, 2007
Last Aired:
Jan 26, 2008

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