Abraham Lincoln and Black Freedom and Equality with Jon White | BRI Scholar Talks
What were Abraham Lincoln’s views on race and freedom and equality for Black Americans? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Jon White, associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University and prize-winning historian and author, joins BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams to discuss his two books, "A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House" and "To Address You as My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln." Together, they talk about Lincoln’s policies and personal relationships with African Americans during his time in office. How did Lincoln’s views shape his presidency and his relationship with African Americans?
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Abraham Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches with Diana Schaub | BRI Scholar Talks
How did Abraham Lincoln’s rhetoric in his speeches represent his principled statesmanship? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland, joins BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams. The two talk about three of Lincoln’s most iconic speeches and how they reflect his principles and moral vision. How can these speeches help us think about American purpose and identity today?
Abraham Lincoln’s Political Philosophy with Lucas Morel | BRI Scholar Talks
What constitutional principles comprised Lincoln’s political philosophy? In this Scholar Talk video, BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics at Washington & Lee University, to discuss Morel's new book, "Lincoln and the American Founding." Morel explains how the natural rights republicanism of the Declaration of Independence and the principles of the Constitution formed the foundation of Lincoln’s political philosophy. This philosophy also shaped Lincoln’s statesmanship regarding the moral evil of slavery. What is the relationship between political ideas and actions in pursuit of justice, and which civic virtues are necessary for a principled leader to rule justly?