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Abraham Lincoln and the almost chosen people

The iconic status of Abraham Lincoln as both liberator and saviour of the American nation is assured. But who was the real Lincoln? What were his underlying aims? And what has been his legacy?

Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University, will discuss Abraham Lincoln and the above explores in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 7 March.

Professor Arne Westad, co-director of LSE's Cold War Studies Centre, will chair this event.

Abraham Lincoln and the Almost Chosen People is on Tuesday 7 March at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

 27 February 2006

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