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It’s 150 years since Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address – so we’re taking a tour of some of the highs, and lows, of American speechmaking, and asking what makes some in endure.

Guests Include:

American school students read speeches by Indians?  Americans needed redemption about Indians?

A MUST LISTEN: Talk of the Nation – BackStory with the American History Guys

From Around the Web

  • Various early recordings of the Gettysburg Address – not, alas, featuring President Lincoln himself!
  • A Pennsylvania newspaper’s recent revision of its 1863 opinion, that the Gettysburg Address constituted mere “silly remarks,” and that “[f]or the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over…

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