Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press

Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the… read more

Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the Civil War, and the suspension of habeas corpus. After his presentation he was joined in discussion by Judges Kaye and Walker. Then Judge Wesley talked about the cases Merryman and Milligan. Henry Miller closed the program by reading an 1862 letter from Judge Samuel A. Foot to President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.

“Lincoln, the Civil War and Freedom of the Press: New York Divided” was the 2011 Stephen R. Kaye Lecture of the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. The event at the New York City Bar Association was co-hosted by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. close

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2012
Last Aired:
Feb 25, 2012

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  • Feb 18, 2012 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2012 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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