President Lincoln and Secession

Orville Vernon Burton talked about President Lincoln and the problem of secession. Prior to the start of the Civil War, Washington,… read more

Orville Vernon Burton talked about President Lincoln and the problem of secession. Prior to the start of the Civil War, Washington, D.C., was deeply focused on the issues of secession and slavery. President Lincoln fought to preserve and expand freedom while staying within the context of the rule of law. Professor Burton used some graphics during his presentation. Then he responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Lincoln and Secession” was the third session of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) Spring Symposium, “Secession and War Come to Washington,” which was part of the series “The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” It was held on Friday, May 7, 2010, in the Capitol Visitors Center.** close

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

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Category:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 2010
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2011

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  • Jun 19, 2010 | 1:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 19, 2010 | 7:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2010 | 1:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2010 | 7:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 28, 2010 | 9:22pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2010 | 1:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2010 | 5:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2011 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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