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Civil War Programs

Lecture/Seminar
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Historian H.W. Brands offers a dual portrait of Brown and Lincoln as men with profoundly different views on how moral people must respond to the injustice of slavery: by incremental change within the system or by radical upheaval? He also examines how that reckoning finds relevance in today’s political climate.