Lincoln’s Third Annual Message

85px-Abraham_Lincoln_-_Clara_Barton_CentenaryI have a new post up on The New York Times’ Disunion blog about the President’s 1863 State of the Union.

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2 Responses

  1. Shag from Brookline says:

    Nice essay. I wonder if Nelson Mandela in proposing reconciliation in the Union of South Africa was influenced by Lincoln’s steps described in the essay; i.e., was Mandela’s reconciliation modeled after reconstruction?

  2. Shag from Brookline says:

    Here’s a link:

    to Bob Unger’s 12/8/13 “Lincoln’s death robbed U.S. of reconciliation” and reflects/compares Mandela’s role in the Union of South Africa.