Lectures in History

1864 Presidential Election

Christopher Newport University Professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham… read more

Christopher Newport University Professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham Lincoln against his former top general, Democrat George McClellan. With casualties mounting and Union armies stalemated in the field, Professor White said by August 1864 Lincoln was unpopular with the electorate, leaving the commander-in-chief convinced he would lose. But a Democratic platform conciliatory to the Confederates -- viewed by many as traitorous -- coupled with the fall of Atlanta to Union forces, helped propel Lincoln to a landslide victory. close

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1864 Presidential Election

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Program ID:
510217-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Newport News, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 24, 2021 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 02, 2021 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 24, 2021 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 25, 2021 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2021 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3