To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, filmmaker Ken Burns encourages everyone to record themselves reading Lincoln’s famous speech.
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Historian James M. McPherson of Princeton University is a Civil War expert. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Battle Cry of Freedom and served as the President of the American Historical Association. In the video below, he discusses the aftermath of the American Civil War in a guest lecture at Stanford University in… MORE
No historical event, idea or figure is ever safe from constant interpretation and reinterpretation. The presidency of Herbert Hoover is a terrific example of this phenomenon. In his early presidency, he was vilified for exercising too much federal power during a time of isolationism; he was later vilified for doing too little during the Great… MORE