There is universal agreement that Lincoln deserves his place among the greatest of our Presidents. First, we will examine how the frontier experience instilled in him the ambition to succeed and rise far above his roots. Second, to understand Lincoln the man, the politician, and the statesman, it is appropriate to place him in the context of his times. We will explore the major movements, issues, and events of America's Antebellum and Civil War periods. While these periods were transforming America, they were forming Lincoln. Lecture (plus Questions)
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