Mark E. Neely, Jr. - Abraham Lincoln

Hail to the Chiefs
Mark E. Neely, Jr., author of  Lincoln and the Triumph of a Nation, examines charges that Lincoln played fast and loose with the Constitution during his presidency.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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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.