LOA Live with historian Ted Widmer
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 — On February 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln boarded a train in Springfield, Illinois, bound for Washington and his inauguration as leader of a tragically divided nation. Join historian Ted Widmer, author of Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington and editor of Library of America’s two-volume edition of American Speeches, as he explores the President-Elect’s dangerous and transformative journey to greatness while the fate of American democracy hung in the balance.
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