Richard Brookhiser, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Here’s another Ben Franklin’s World podcast. Host Liz Covart talks with Richard Brookhiser about the life and views of Abraham Lincoln.

Here’s what we’ll learn, according to the podcast’s website:

What You’ll Discover

  • How historians research ideas
  • When and how Lincoln first encountered the legacies of the founding fathers
  • Which founders most influenced Lincoln and his ideas
  • Why the Lincoln family moved from Kentucky to Indiana
  • How Lincoln became a politician
  • The Lincoln-Douglas debates
  • How the founding fathers influenced Stephen Douglas’s politics
  • Evolution of Lincoln’s views on slavery
  • The Anaconda Plan
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • How Lincoln became the Republican Party presidential nominee in 1860
  • The Election of 1860
  • Lincoln’s leadership style
  • Why we should understand how Lincoln understood the founding fathers

This is a pretty good conversation. You can access it here.


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