The Election of 1860

Here’s Professor Matt Pinsker of Dickinson College giving an outstanding lecture on the Election of 1860. This lecture was really fun to watch and to hear, and I thought it was one of the best I’ve heard.

The video’s description reads, “Professor Matthew Pinsker lectured a class at Dickinson College, where he teaches a history course on the election of 1860. In this class, Professor Pinsker focused specifically on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the election and how ‘in his view’ the election forever transformed American politics. During the session Professor Pinsker, a co-director of the college’s House Divided Project, demonstrated uses of the Web site and also premiered a documentary short film created for Journal Divided, ‘Honest Abe,’ based on Michael Burlingame’s book Abraham Lincoln: A Life (2008).”


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