9:00 Tuesday, February 2, 2015
Abraham Lincoln changed millions of lives and the course of history with the Emancipation Proclamation. But did he free the slaves to punish the south? To win the war? Or out of moral obligation? Long a point of argument among historians, UNC Charlotte’s John David Smith believes that Lincoln underwent a metamorphosis in his thinking that allowed him to make a move that also added to the ranks of Union soldiers.
Dr. John David Smith - Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at UNC Charlotte and Author of "Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops"
John David Smith has a book signing and discussion on Tuesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m., at UNC Charlotte Center City. Details and registration here.