Lincoln and the Theater
Lincoln attended the theater frequently—opera being a particular favorite. In this final episode in the series, we look at the small plays and full-scale spectacles that caught his imagination and interest.
8 Mar 2010
Lincoln and Political Music
In this second episode, we focus on the political music of Abraham Lincoln’s time—both music created to support the presidential candidates and the music in support—or in protest—of the Civil War.
1 Mar 2010
Lincoln and Popular Music
Abe Lincoln heard and sang much of the music of his time— popular music like the songs of Stephen Foster, as well as concert music and opera. In this first of three episodes, we explore the President's love of, and reliance upon, the popular and folk music of the time.
22 Feb 2010