Becoming Lincoln: Steep Falls and Cunning Comebacks On An Epic Journey

Please join the History Department at UC for “Becoming Lincoln: Steep Falls and Cunning Comebacks On An Epic Journey,” a lecture by William W. Freehling, Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Emeritus.  Professor Freehling, who previously taught at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Buffalo, is one of the foremost historians of 19th-Century America and the Civil War era.  His books include Prelude to the Civil War (winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Allan Nevins Prize), The Road to Disunion (a 2-volume work on the coming of the Civil War), and The South v. the South, standard reading on dissent within the slave states and Confederacy during the Civil War.  His lecture, drawn from his current book project, will focus on how Abraham Lincoln, famous for becoming arguably our most successful president, experienced our most extended series of failures on the way toward presidential triumph.  Professor Freehling explores the largely untold history of Lincoln’s journey from seeming inconsequence to unparalleled success.

Speaker: Professor William W. Freehling (History, University of Kentucky Emeritus)
Lecture: Becoming Lincoln:
Steep Falls and Cunning Comebacks on an Epic Journey
Date/Time: Thursday, April 18th, 12:30-1:45 PM  (Brownbag lunches welcome!)
Location: Electronic Auditorium in The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College, Clifton Avenue.

This lecture has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Hebrew Union College, the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History of the University of Cincinnati.

Looking forward to seeing you!