His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation
National Archives Museum
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Author Diana Schaub gives an expert analysis of Abraham Lincoln's three most powerful speeches: the Lyceum Address, the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural. Schaub discusses how Lincoln believed that our national character was defined by three key moments: the writing of the Constitution, our declaration of independence from England, and the beginning of slavery on the North American continent. His thoughts on these landmarks can be traced through these three speeches. In His Greatest Speeches, Schaub offers a line-by-line analysis of these timeless works, placing them in historical context and explaining the brilliance behind their rhetoric.
Lucas Morel, author and professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, will join the author in conversation.
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