Author Harold Holzer joins us to talk about his new book "Lincoln and the Power of the Press"

Feb 16, 2015

  During a time when the country was bitterly divided over the issue of slavery, the newspapers of the Civil War era frequently crossed the line that separates politics from journalism. It was a period when partisanship was enthusiastically embraced and readers often aligned themselves with party newspapers as eagerly as they aligned themselves with political parties. In his new book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, Harold Holzer takes a look at this crucial time in our country's history and how Lincoln handled the dominant medium of his day. Harold Holzer, senior vice president for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks with us about his new book about Lincoln and the press.