Ted Widmer, PhD

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

Widmer, author of Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington (Simon & Schuster) discusses Abraham Lincoln’s remarkable 13-day journey to Washington for his first inauguration.

[Recorded June 25, 2020.]

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      Ted Widmer, PhD, is Distinguished Lecturer at Macaulay Honors College (CUNY). In addition to his teaching, he writes actively about American history in The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Washington Post, and other venues. He has also taught or directed research centers at Harvard University, Brown University, and Washington College. He grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and attended Harvard University.