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3rd Thursday at Hoover's presents 'Lincoln, Race, and the Challenge of Self-Government'
Dr. Lucas Morel presents.

This program will examine Lincoln’s statesmanship in the context of longstanding and widespread racial bigotry against black Americans. It will explore how Lincoln attempted to inform public opinion regarding the natural rights of black Americans by reclaiming the central idea of the American regime—namely, human equality. Lincoln’s efforts to re-establish equality as the lodestar of the nation’s political practice will be contrasted with the policy of “popular sovereignty” as it was promoted by his long-time rival Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the leading Democrat and therefore the leading American politician of the 1850s.

Feb 18, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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