Lecture no. 10 from the course: Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Taught by Professor Allen C. Guelzo | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The Emancipation Proclamation cost Lincoln and his party dearly in the 1862 elections. He also sustained deep personal wounds in the death of his son and political tribulations from a divided cabinet, radical members of his own party, and the Democratic Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Lincoln drew on his confidence in the will of God and his shrewd powers of analyzing people and situations.