Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections.… read more

Jonathan White talked about the Union Army’s attitudes toward the policies of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party in the 1864 elections. Professor White argued that many Northern soldiers joined the army in support of the Union, not necessarily in support of abolition. He explained how many troops had to be coerced into supporting the Republican president as he challenged the Democratic Party’s pro-slavery candidate. Ultimately, President Lincoln earned 80 percent of the soldiers' votes.

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Union Army and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

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Program ID:
320732-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Sep 27, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 25, 2014 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Sep 27, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 27, 2014 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 05, 2014 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 06, 2014 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 24, 2014 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 24, 2014 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 25, 2014 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 25, 2014 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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