Fred Nielsen

Whether using humor, lawyer-like reason, or a Biblically-inspired prose that could verge on poetry, he was the nation’s most eloquent president.

Description

Public speaking was an essential part of Abraham Lincoln’s political career. His debates with Stephen Douglas made him a national figure. His speeches as president — especially the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address — helped shape Americans’ understanding of their country and chart a path toward reconciliation after the Civil War. Whether using humor, lawyer-like reason, or a Biblically-inspired prose that could verge on poetry, he was the nation’s most eloquent president.

Fred Nielsen

Title: History Lecturer - UNO

Email: fnielsen@unomaha.edu

Phone: (402) 556-4072

City: Omaha


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