GRITtv: Eric Foner: The Fiery Trial

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When Barack Obama took office as president, many people compared him to the man who ended slavery in the U.S.--Abraham Lincoln. But, historian Eric Foner notes, despite Obama's calls for progressives to hold him accountable, he doesn't seem to actually like what that entails, whereas Lincoln actually appreciated critique. What else could Obama learn from Lincoln? What could we? Eric Foner joins Laura in studio to discuss this as well as his upcoming book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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