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From Buffoon to Philosopher King: The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln

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This class will examine the different visions Americans have held about Lincoln from his own time to the present. While most Americans have regarded him as a "secular saint" and granted him a place in the pantheon of our nation's greatest heroes, others have ridiculed him as a country bumpkin, or decried him as a dictator. Most contemporary historians see the "Great Emancipator" as the foremost advocate for African American freedom and equality, but others view him as a racist and hypocrite. We will sift through the kaleidoscopic images of Lincoln as they evolved over the years, and make an assessment of which views are valid, and which are unfair.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Mon


Michael Chantler 



Registration Closes On
Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/13/2020 - 5/18/2020 Weekly - Mon 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Santa Rosa, Oakmont  Map, Room: Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Dr Michael Chantler  ClassRoom