• Nov 4, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 26:47 mins

Shawn Perry-Giles, Ph.D., is the director of the University of Maryland's Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership. She is the author of the book Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought. Abraham Lincoln is an icon of every American, regardless of their associations with the Republican and Democratic Parties.  Why is this the case?  Shawn Perry-Giles shares her research into the writings of people who knew Lincoln personally and analyzed the rhetorical power of his public messages.

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