Louis P. Masur, William R. Kenan Jr., Professor in American Institutions and Values at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, talks about the historical accuracy of Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" with History News Network editor David Austin Walsh. He recently wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education on the cultural history of Lincoln in cinema.Click here to download this podcast.Professor Masur is the author of Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union, out now from Harvard University Press.
What is Bill Clinton's legacy? It is undoubtedly too soon to say. But in an attempt to begin putting his presidency into historical perspective Hofstra University hosted a three-day conference featuring scholars and administration officials on Nov. 10, 11, and 12, 2005. (Every president from FDR to Clinton has been the subject of a Hofstra presidential conference.) Dozens of panels assessed various aspects of his p
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