Looking at Lincoln – The Man and the Myth with Izzi Abrams

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Date/Time
Friday, Jan 20, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location
Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

This four-week course will focus on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. We will

look at Lincoln as a young man, as a politician, as an orator, as a father and husband,

as the president, and as the man whose life and words have spanned the course of

time. Why was Lincoln considered a brilliant politician?

Throughout history, Lincoln has had many nicknames including The “Railsplitter,”

“Honest Abe’”, “Father Abraham,” and the “Great Emancipator”. Each nickname

represents a period in his life and we will look at what he was able to learn and

accomplish during these times.

The course will focus in on each of these periods. We will discuss his opposition to

slavery and the qualities he possessed to lead the nation through the Civil War.

Many of the myths that have arisen about President Lincoln will be examined and

lastly we will look at his assassination and the reaction of a stunned country.

Suggested readings include Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin and A. Lincoln

by Ronald C. White, Jr. In addition, participants will be given handouts. The course

will be enhanced by selected DVDs. This course will be held every Friday at 10:30

a.m. for four weeks. Please note: The January 29th session begins at 10:00 a.m.

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