Jews and Elections: US President, 1860

Presented by Professor Shari Rabin, acting director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture, this talk was part of a three-part series on Jews and electoral politics in historical perspective. As we prepare to vote in November, we reflected on the 1860 US Presidential election, sectionalism flourished and the country’s first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, was elected.

This event was recorded via Facebook live.

The remaining talks in the series:
November 2 – Professor Joshua Shanes: Austrian Parliament, 1911
November 30 – Professor David Slucki: Warsaw City Council, 1938

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