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Harold Holzer - Abraham Lincoln and Freedom of the Press

New York City
Saturday, February 18, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chairman Harold Holzer discusses Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press during the Civil War.

As part of his talk, Mr. Holzer examines the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the civil war, and the suspension of habeas corpus.

This speech was delivered at the New York City Bar Association and was co-hosted by the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York and New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

It’s an hour forty five minutes.

Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:41pm (ET)

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Washington Journal (late 2012)