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JustLincoln: An Introduction to the Life and Legacy of the 16th President
June 9, 2014
Event end date:
June 13, 2014
The Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI), 60 Turner Street, Lower Campus
Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13
Brandeis Professor John Burt will examine the life and legacy of the man who many observers regard as Americaís greatest statesman of all time. Burt, whose book,
Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism
, was recently hailed by
The New York Times
, will lead the group in an exploration of the 16th presidentís thinking about slavery and democracy. Take a close look at Lincolnís 1854 Peoria Speech about the opening of Kansas to slavery, the beginning of his long argument with Stephen Douglas and the first step in his path to the Presidency. Explore the monumental House Divided Speech, which launched his 1858 presidential campaign, and the Cooper Union Speech, which set forth the themes of his 1860 presidential campaign. Finally, meditate on the two greatest speeches of his Presidency, the Gettysburg and Second Inaugural Addresses, and their legacy for our American polity even today.
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Presented by the Brandeis University Alumni Association and the Rabb School for Continuing Studies
Inspired by Justice Louis D. Brandeis ó celebrated as a jurist, Zionist, humanitarian and American citizen ó the
Brandeis seminars focus on Brandeisí questions, his ethical and legal tradition and his cultural world. Uncover not only the biography of the man but his sources of inspiration and a measure of his energy for combatting moral injustice and pursuing social reform. Each course will seek to illuminate the ancient ethical and legal question: What is justice?
Brandeis seminar is five sessions and has a dedicated websites offering course materials, bonus lectures, videos and readings, and an online platform through which course participants can communicate with each other. Faculty members are renowned scholars and teachers skilled in the Brandeisian style seminar.
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