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Lincoln’s View of Majority Rule & Democracy with James Read | BRI Scholar Talks

What was Lincoln’s understanding of the importance of majority rule to American democracy and self-government? In this episode of Scholar Talks, James Read, Professor of Political Science at the College of St. Benedict and St. Johns University, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams to discuss his recent book, Sovereign of a Free People: Abraham Lincoln, Majority Rule, and Slavery.

This episode explores Abraham Lincoln's vision of democracy, highlighting his views on the importance of majority rule, the threat of southern secession, and the impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.