1979G [CRN: 26212]

This seminar will explore the life of the most famous American who ever lived. It will use a wide variety of sources, including his own writings, and the journals of those who worked closely with him, particularly John Hay, a recent Brown graduate. The seminar will pay attention to the known external facts of Lincoln's life, but it will also attempt to shed light on his rich psychological interior. Finally, it will contemplate the complex role Lincoln occupies today, in the wake of the successful 2012 film. M
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