Lincoln's Evolution on Slavery

Harold Holzer moderated a panel discussion on how President Lincoln’s opposition to slavery while respecting its protection by the… read more

Harold Holzer moderated a panel discussion on how President Lincoln’s opposition to slavery while respecting its protection by the Constitution put him at odds with both Southern slaveholders and Northern abolitionists. They focused on how his views on slavery and race evolved from the antebellum years through the Civil War. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Holzer also made opening remarks for the conference, followed by George Buss portraying President Lincoln as if reading a portion of his 1862 Annual Message to Congress. 

“Lincoln Evolves -- The Slavery Issue” was the first session of “Lincoln & Emancipation: An Anniversary Symposium,"which was part of "The Lincoln Series” at the New York Historical Society. The all-day conference on Saturday January 23, 2010, marked the 147th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. close

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

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  • Richard J. M. Blackett Professor Vanderbilt University->History Department
  • David W. Blight Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 7, 2010
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2010

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  • Feb 07, 2010 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 07, 2010 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2010 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2010 | 7:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2010 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 13, 2010 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2010 | 7:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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