Lincoln, Slavery, and the Dred Scott Case

Here’s Professor Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College conducting a class in his course on the Civil War Era. In this class he introduces Abraham Lincoln and discusses Lincoln’s views on slavery and the infamous Dred Scott Supreme Court decision.

The video’s description tells us, “Professor Allen Guelzo talked about Abraham Lincoln, his views on slavery, and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision. Professor Guelzo described Lincoln’s upbringing and the career path that led him to debates with Stephen Douglas during an 1858 U.S. Senate race, during which one of the main topics was the issue of slavery in the United States. He also talked about how the Dred Scott case served to polarize political views on whether new states admitted to the Union would allow slavery.”

Professor Guelzo is an outstanding lecturer.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?424100-1/lincoln-slavery-dred-scott-case

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