Abe Lincoln, Part 1
- 1. Introduction: Father Boniface Hardin, host, with co-host Sister Jane introduce Abraham Lincoln and his relationship to Indiana. (01:59)
- 2. Sister Jane speaks on the canonization of Abraham Lincoln, especially within Indiana. (02:01)
- 3. Fr. Hardin describes Lincoln’s early years in Kentucky and Indiana. He relates Lincoln’s upbringing to his stance on slavery. (04:50)
- 4. Fr. Hardin discusses Lincoln’s experiences related to slavery in more detail, as well as his early political career. (02:40)
- 5. Sister Jane quotes Lincoln’s speeches to exemplify his position on slavery in America. (03:53)
- 6. Fr. Hardin and Sister Jane discuss Lincoln’s “safe” position on slavery despite his remembrance as an anti-slavery activist. (02:27)
- 7. Fr. Hardin compares Lincoln’s stance on slavery to that of his political opponent, Stephen Douglas. (05:25)
- 8. The hosts talk about the influence of the Dred Scott decision on the political choices of Lincoln and Douglas. (03:30)
- 9. Conclusion: Next week’s session will continue the discussion on Abraham Lincoln, specifically the Colonization Society and Lincoln’s relationship with Black Indiana residents. (04:58)
- Main contributors
Hardin, Boniface, 1933-2012; Schilling, Jane Edward, 1930-2017
Father Boniface Hardin hosts a discussion with Sister Jane on Abraham Lincoln and his stance on slavery. This session, the first of two episodes on Abraham Lincoln, describes Lincoln’s early years in Kentucky and Indiana, his political career, and his canonization as an anti-slavery activist by Americans. The hosts analyze Lincoln’s stance on slavery, quoting his speeches and the speeches of his political opponent Stephen Douglas.
Slavery; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political and social views.; African Americans--Indiana--History
- Physical Description
1 audiotape (analog) (31:43) : 7 in.
Radio series: Afro-American in Indiana
- Other Identifiers
Shelf Number: OR 249; Collection Identifier: SC 165; Catalog Key: 40000001812785
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