Mark E. Neely, Jr. - Abraham Lincoln
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a staff development event.
In pursuing the Civil War, did Abraham Lincoln play fast and loose with civil liberties?
Pulitzer Prize winner Mark E. Neely, Jr., author of Lincoln and the Triumph of a Nation, rejects that idea and argues that Lincoln’s interpretation of the Constitution was well suited to tolerate the stresses of wartime.
Neely is McCabe-Greer Professor of Civil War History at Pennsylvania State University.
Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute; co-sponsored by KCUR’s Up to Date.