Unlike other biographers of Lincoln, Vernon Burton chose not to separate Lincoln’s southern origins from his beliefs.
Lincoln had a strong sense of honor, a trait he derived from his southern upbringing. He believed the preservation of the Union was a matter of honor. Where Lincoln differed, however, was in the meaning of liberty.
Lincoln said during the during the 1864 Great Maryland Fair in Baltimore that "the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor." For Lincoln, personal freedom, grounded in the rule of law, was a right of all.
Lincoln asserted this belief during a time when the nation was struggling with its identity as a new republic- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
O. Vernon Burton
O. Vernon Burton is a Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Illinois.
He also is a former Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Additionally, Burton is the author of The Age of Lincoln published in 2007.
James M. McPherson
James McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Born in Valley City, North Dakota, he graduated from St. Peter High School, and he received his Bachelor of Arts at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota) in 1958, and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1963. Currently he resides in Princeton, New Jersey, and is married with one child.
Obvious subversive tactics of the right wing to
paint their picture of history. It is not accept by
all the North Americans. after all the past 60 years of
our history has been portray by many who do not have the spirit of US!.
Why the comparison of Lincoln and Obama in the title? He's not mentioned in the video?
It's not only premature but absolutely wrong to compare Obama to Lincoln since Lincoln was a citizen and Barry Soetoro isn't.
The change Mr. Soetoro is referring to isn't going to be the kind of change we will expect.
If you look into his background you not only see no experience but a connection to the dictatorship of Kenya which he helped rally for and install.
He won't salute the flag and wants to change the national anthem to appease the Muslim community.
This is outrageous, and when the multiple lawsuits (17 total now) are finished Obama will be deported as an illegal alien.
I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't charged with election fraud and jailed as well.
This election was a sham as the globalist obviously groomed Obama for the position.
Obama's own website (change.org) until recently called for a million person youth brigade of tattle tales to be looking at people's carbon footprints and spying on people to tax them accordingly.
This is what Hitler did when he started the youth brigades during WW2.
We don't need a Stazi in this country enforcing the global warming scam and taxing us for our breathing and cow flatulence.
This election like most all them of the past was a sham.
Global warming now called climate change because they realized that things are now cooling is a taxing scam as well.
I hope Barry is out of the loop before inauguration day. This is going to be a constitutional crisis otherwise if not already one!
So please, no more comparisons to one of our greatest president's and the illegal alien with three citizenships called Obama.