Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

Episode Air Date: November 3, 2015
Artist: Orson Welles
Recording Title: Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address was dedicated to preventing a Civil War. Four years later as that war dwindled, Lincoln spoke not of triumph, but of the nation’s division. He wondered aloud if the staggering loss of American lives were a part of a divine retribution for the ills of slavery.





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