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Lincoln, Race and the Future of American Freedom

As the U.S. was trending toward the nationalization of slavery in 1860, presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln stood as the alternative to the so-called “popular sovereignty” and the pro-slavery stances of his opponents. Join Dr. Lucas E. Morel, professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, as he shows how Lincoln attempted to reverse a trend not only toward the spread of slavery but also the entrenchment of white supremacy.

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