Lincoln Takes The Stage


Abraham Lincoln was a president for the ages.  What led him to seek the office, and how was he uniquely prepared to lead the country during its most turbulent times?  In this program we explore Lincoln’s roots in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, first as a pioneer child growing up on the American frontier, and later as he struck out on his own, trying his hand at surveying, shopkeeping, and riverboating, then learning his trade as a prairie lawyer at New Salem, Illinois, before entering the rough and tumble world of (what was then) western politics.

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