Many of the nation’s thorniest problems today had their origins in the most divisive era in American history, the Civil War. Our lives and institutions continue to be shaped by the path taken as the country sought to redefine its identity after the war. This wide-ranging discussion explores what we must do to secure that “new birth of freedom” Lincoln envisioned.
Edna Greene Medford, a New-York Historical Society trustee, is a professor in the department of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University, a distinguished lecturer of the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, and the author of Lincoln and Emancipation. Orville Vernon Burton is Judge Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History and professor of sociology and anthropology, pan-African studies, and computer science at Clemson University.
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