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The Misquoted Lincoln

American History; Speeches; Presidents of the United States

Kate Masur (Professor of History, Northwestern University)

February 8, 2022

Perhaps no American president is more revered – or more quotable – than Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is regularly cited on such topics as political polarization, leadership, slavery, and race. But Lincoln said so much, so well, that it’s far easier to quote him than to really understand him. In this webinar, we'll examine some key Lincoln lines in their historical context, developing a robust sense of what Lincoln meant and how they would have sounded in his own era.


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