This is Professor Thomas Carson, a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago. He’s making a presentation on his book, Lincoln’s Ethics. Professor Carson’s presentation was part of the Abraham Lincoln Institute/Ford’s Theatre Symposium held at Ford’s Theatre on March 19, 2016.
The video’s description tells us, ” ‘Lincoln’s Ethics’ was part of the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 19th annual symposium on ‘The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship.’ Co-sponsored by the Ford’s Theatre Society and the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., it was held at Ford’s Theatre.”
This was frankly a disappointing presentation. Professor Carson displayed extremely poor presentation skills, making it painful to listen to the presentation. He might have had some good information for us, but it’s buried in one of the worst presentations of the year so far. He’s not current on the latest Lincoln scholarship, either, nor is he current on the latest scholarship related to emancipation.