Abraham Lincoln is most often remembered for preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, and his untimely death. But—a less- documented aspect of Honest Abe’s legacy, according to scholar Harold Holzer, was the extent of his involvement with the press, which, at the time, was coming into its own as a strong, partisan force in shaping public opinion.
This program was originally broadcast on 11/12/14.
- Harold Holzer – a historian on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War. He’s written with dozens of books on the topic, and has a regular column, 'Cease Fire,' in America’s Civil War magazine. Holzer is also Chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, and winner of the National Humanities Medal.
Harold Holzer discusses the book: