H5F: Sidney Blumenthal – A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln

May 27, 2016 –  It’s History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster — check them out at Facebook.com/HistoryInFive.

While it’s no secret that Abraham Lincoln didn’t have an idyllic childhood, today’s guest — journalist and political aide Sidney Blumenthal — noticed something in particular about young Lincoln’s experience that might have impacted the way he perceived and spoke about slavery.

Blumenthal is the author of the book, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849.

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