Zealots and Abolitionists: A Conversation with H. W. Brands and Steve Inskeep
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Friday, November 6, 2020

In new Civil War-era biographies, H. W. Brands (The Zealot and the Emancipator) and Steve Inskeep (Imperfect Union) share deeply researched portraits of two historical duos—President Abraham Lincoln and radical abolitionist John Brown, and influential political couple John and Jessie Frémont—who, sometimes intentionally and sometimes not, helped shape the United States from the nineteenth century to today.

Sponsored by Loewy Law Firm

  • Moderator: James B. Milliken
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
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H. W. Brands, Steve Inskeep, The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom, Imperfect Union


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