Lecture Description

Abraham Lincoln came from the farthest west of any president up to that time, and contemporaries viewed him as a westerner. Lincoln also made policy in connection with the West, including the idea that slavery should not go there, but in other ways that shaped the country to this day. This lecture examines how Lincoln sought to export Republican ideology to the West, and build up the region and thus the country–including at the expense of those who had lived there for generations.


Lincoln West

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