Exploring the early years of Abraham Lincoln and the lesser known aspects of his life before political stardom, from his hard, frontier roots to his courtship of a complicated woman who will later push him to great political heights.
While the issue of the expansion of slavery is tearing the country apart, Lincoln reveals how poignant oration, political savvy, and moral conviction can help a lawyer from Illinois ascend from obscurity to the White House.
Examining the beginning of Lincoln's presidency and the start of the Civil War. As the former one-term congressman prepares to take office, the South severs itself from the United States and the country faces an unprecedented crisis.
The Union Army struggles as Lincoln wrestles with his own mental health. This episode examines Lincoln's journey to the Emancipation Proclamation and questions if Lincoln's motive was moral integrity or military necessity.
Chronicling Lincoln's evolution on the issues of slavery and equality. As the Civil War ends, Lincoln delivers the most iconic speech and piece of legislation of his career, but at great cost to his marriage and family.
After Lincoln's murder, an epic manhunt for his killer is underway as his wife and country unravel. America is rife with racial conflict, and his assassination sets the stage for Civil Rights struggles from Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter.
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Mary Todd Lincoln
Sterling K. Brown
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