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?
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Join BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams as he sits down with scholars to discuss historical topics throughout U.S. History.
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The Rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln DBQ
Use this Lesson in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation Decision Point to have students analyze Abraham Lincoln's rhetoric throughout his presidency.
Allen C. Guelzo: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates | BRI Scholar Talks
BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with renowned historian Allen Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship, author of twelve bestselling books, and winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize three times, to discuss Dr. Guelzo’s acclaimed book, "Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America." Together, they examine the importance of civil political discourse in a democracy. They also converse about Lincoln and Douglas’ differing republican political principles and ideas about slavery. Does democracy have a higher moral purpose? What can the Lincoln-Douglas debates teach us about constitutional principles and civil discourse?