A House Divided

Lincoln, Civil War, and U.S. Presidents

Jodi Kanter
Presidential Libraries and Performance

Airdate: Apr 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CST

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Presidential Libraries As Performance

Jodi Kanter
Presidential Libraries and Performance
Airdate: Apr 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM CST

Daniel Weinberg talks with Jodi Kanter about Presidential Libraries as Performance. 

Kanter considers the moments in the presidents’ lives the museums choose to interpret, and how the libraries approach common subjects in the presidential museum narrative—the presidents’ early years in relation to cultural ideals, the libraries’ representations of presidential failures, personal and political, and the question of presidential legacy.

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Hosts Daniel Weinberg and Bjorn Skaptason

Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of the Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms\ designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world. Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.

Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.

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