Conversation at Noon: Abraham Lincoln: Snake Hunting in Connecticut
Aug 27, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Abraham Lincoln visited Connecticut days after delivering his famous Cooper Union Address in February of 1860. In visiting Connecticut, he understood that most of his audiences would be familiar with the February 27th speech and he would need to experiment with some ‘new material.’ The new material included a snake metaphor that went directly to the heart of the moral question of slavery.
Join 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Finalist, Karen Cook, as she explores Lincoln’s visit to Connecticut and his political views of slavery on the eve of the Civil War.