The Evolution of Lincoln's Secession Strategy

Historian Michael Burlingame talked about how President Lincoln dealt with threats of secession and why he rejected one compromise that may… read more

Historian Michael Burlingame talked about how President Lincoln dealt with threats of secession and why he rejected one compromise that may have prevented Civil War. On the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln’s first inauguration, he focused on on the evolution of his inaugural address. 

“Lincoln and Secession: The Evolution of His Strategy” was the luncheon keynote address of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Inauguration Symposium held at the Union League Club of Chicago, in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Library, Civil War Round Table of Chicago, Lincoln Academy of Illinois, Newberry Library, and the Pritzker Military Library. close

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2011
Last Aired:
May 22, 2011

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  • May 15, 2011 | 10:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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