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Thu November 13, 2008
Harold Holzer on <i>Lincoln President-Elect</i>
Author Harold Holzer examines the four months between Lincoln's election and inauguration, when the president-elect made the most important decision of his coming presidency -- there would be no compromise on slavery or secession of the slaveholding states, even at the cost of civil war.
By Up to Date
Kansas City, MO – Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer joins Up to Date host Steve Kraske to discuss his latest book Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861, which examines the transition period faced by our sixteenth President, including the quality and timing of Lincoln's public statements during the four months from his election to his inauguration, as well as his private letters and the personal persuasion he employed in his entry into this nation's greatest crisis.