16 episodes

As part of the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the University of Oxford hosted a conference examining the international legacy of America's sixteenth president. After his death Abraham Lincoln became a global figure who spoke - and continues to speak - to peoples across the world. As the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George put it, Lincoln 'lost his nationality in death.' His political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the 'Great Emancipator', his resolute defence of popular government, and the perception of him as an exemplar of human brotherhood made him an international cult figure. Papers delivered by leading intellectuals and public figures examine the meanings which peoples from across the world drew from Lincoln. The presenters also consider the political exploitation of Lincoln's image, as well as how his global celebrity related to the increase in American power.

As part of the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the University of Oxford hosted a conference examining the international legacy of America's sixteenth president. After his death Abraham Lincoln became a global figure who spoke - and continues to speak - to peoples across the world. As the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George put it, Lincoln 'lost his nationality in death.' His political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the 'Great Emancipator', his resolute defence of popular government, and the perception of him as an exemplar of human brotherhood made him an international cult figure. Papers delivered by leading intellectuals and public figures examine the meanings which peoples from across the world drew from Lincoln. The presenters also consider the political exploitation of Lincoln's image, as well as how his global celebrity related to the increase in American power.

    Abraham Lincoln and the English Imagination

    Abraham Lincoln and the English Imagination

    • 24 min
    A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain

    A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain

    • 26 min
    Lincoln and the American South

    Lincoln and the American South

    • 38 min
    Lincoln's Impact on East Asia: A Preliminary Study

    Lincoln's Impact on East Asia: A Preliminary Study

    • 19 min
    The European Image of Lincoln

    The European Image of Lincoln

    • 49 min
    Projecting Lincoln, Projecting America

    Projecting Lincoln, Projecting America

    Noted Lincoln historians discuss Lincoln's legacy at the Gilder Lehrman-sponsored Global Lincoln Symposium held at Oxford University. In this lecture, Professor Sexton talks about the way in which the two most recent U.S. presidents have used Lincoln's words to promote their own image.

    • 28 min

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