Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and… read more

Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and its impact on his presidency. Sean Wilentz spoke on “Abraham Lincoln and Jacksonian Democracy,” Manisha Sinha on “Allies for Emancipation: Lincoln and Black Abolitionists,” and James Oakes on "National Rights, Citizenship Rights, States' Rights, and Blacks' Rights: Lincoln and Race.] Christopher Brown then delivered a speech on Lincoln’s belief in compensated emancipation. Slave owners would be compensated for surrendering their slaves, thus providing a gradual solution that would avoid a military action or executive decree. Following their remarks, panelists responded to audience members' questions.

“Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery” was a panel of “Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of Columbia University to observe the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth in 1809 and to mark the publication of Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World, edited by Eric Foner (W.W. Norton & Company). The program was held in the Rotunda of Low Memorial Library on the Columbia University Morningside Heights campus. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

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

People in this video

  • Brown, Christopher Professor Columbia University->History Department
  • Oakes, James Distinguished Professor City University of New York->History
  • Sinha, Manisha Associate Professor University of Massachusetts, Amherst->Afro-American Studies
  • Wilentz, Sean Professor Princeton University->History Department
More People

Hosting Organization

More Hosting Organizations
More information about

Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

1,071 Views
Program ID:
284062-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 7, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 14, 2011

Airing Details

  • Mar 07, 2009 | 8:16pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 07, 2009 | 11:15pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 10, 2009 | 4:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2009 | 7:12am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2009 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2009 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 15, 2010 | 11:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2010 | 11:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2010 | 5:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2010 | 11:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2010 | 5:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 12, 2011 | 1:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 13, 2011 | 6:14am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 14, 2011 | 2:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a DVD or Download

Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:45:04
    Price:
    $24.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:45:04
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video