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Lincoln, Civil War, and U.S. Presidents

Jodi Kanter

Presidential Libraries and Performance

Airdate: 04/15/2016 @ 12:00 pm CST

Presidential Libraries

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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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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.

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