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Who Is Abraham Lincoln?
Aired 2/15/1996

Lincoln has been called many things: savior, tyrant, liberator, racist, saint, poet, idealist, pragmatist. It has been said that every generation and almost every cause recasts Lincoln for its own purposes.
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  David Herbert Donald
    professor of history emeritus at Harvard University, author of Lincoln
  Eric Foner
    professor of history at Columbia University, author of A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln
  Daniel Boorstin
    Pulitzer-prize winning historian, librarian of Congress emeritus, author of The Discoverers

Originally Aired: 2/15/1996

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