The Gettysburg Address

American History Hit

What makes the Gettysburg Address one of the most famous speeches in history? Did Lincoln really write it on the train? How did the audience in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery respond?

In this episode, Don is joined once again by Glenn LaFantasie to examine the words, circumstances and reception of this much quoted oration.

Professor Glenn LaFantasie is the Richard Frockt Family Professor of History at Western Kentucky University

Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Aidan Lonergan. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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