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Historical Accuracy of the Movie “Lincoln”

Scene from the movie

Scene from the movie "Lincoln"

Washington, DC
Friday, August 22, 2014

Dickinson College professor Matthew Pinsker dissects Stephen Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln,” analyzing what is fact and what is Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker goes into detail about the historical significance of the events the movie portrays, but also highlights areas where Mr. Spielberg exercised his artistic freedom. This talk is a portion of the 2014 Civil War Symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 

Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:12am (ET)

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