Land of Lincoln

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Andrew Ferguson

"Abraham Lincoln hasn’t been forgotten, but he’s shrunk … That earlier Lincoln, that large Lincoln, seems to be slipping away." So writes author Andrew Ferguson. Here Ferguson brings that "large" Lincoln back into view and offers insights into how Lincoln shaped himself into one of the nation’s great wartime leaders and perhaps its greatest presidential orator. He answers the fundamental question of why does Lincoln still matter. (28:46) Video transcript

Recorded on Tuesday, July 10, 2007