Re-Examining the Franklin Pierce Legacy

Dec 7, 2016

Ninety autographed  Franklin Pierce letters recently came up for auction, garnering attention for the New Hampshire-born politician.  We look at his legacy and the context in which he governed, as well as his dubious honor of being known as one of America's worst presidents,  for his mishandling of the issue of slavery leading to the civil war. We also discover items from the New Hampshire Historical Society which gives us some insight into Pierce.


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