ONLINE CLASS: David Reynolds' Abe (Abraham Lincoln in His Times) 2233

Six Thursdays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

$170.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than anyone not named Jesus Christ, but David Reynold’s Abe is a full-length popular history that situates Lincoln within his cultural context in a novel way. Using the tools of cultural biography, Reynolds explores the life of the man known variously as “Spotty Lincoln,” “The Railsplitter,” “Honest Abe,” and “Father Abraham.” Alongside the details of Lincoln’s life, Reynolds explains how numerus cultural, social, and political factors shaped the sixteenth president’s life. The Cavalier-Puritan rivalry that followed English emigrants to North America, frontier preaching, P.T. Barnum, working-class culture, and the acrobat Charles Blondin all figure into Reynolds’ narrative, alongside more familiar topics like anti-slavery politics, Lincoln’s views on racial equality, and the composition of immortal speeches like the Gettysburg Address. In this class, we will discuss Reynolds’ interpretation of Lincoln’s life and cultural context, examining conflicting interpretations offered by other scholars, unpacking the process of evaluating evidence and writing history, and considering what we see about Lincoln when we situate him fully within the bustling and bizarre world of the nineteenth-century United States. Six Thursdays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

Required Book:

Abe, by David Reynolds 9780143110767

Suggested Books:

Lincoln, by David Herbert Donald 9780684825359

The Fiery Trial, by Eric Foner 9780393340662

Brian Taylor is a scholar of US history who focuses on issues related to citizenship, race and national belonging. He earned his doctorate from Georgetown University in 2015, and since has taught at Georgetown and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His first book, Fighting for Citizenship, (September 2020) is published by the University of North Carolina Press. His current project focuses on the Reno City neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He lives in Laurel, MD, with his wife Diane, sons Steve and Joey, and three cats.

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Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143110767
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Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2021

Lincoln Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684825359
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 1996

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393340662
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 26th, 2011