The 2017 Tournament of Books begins March 8.
The 2017 Tournament of Books is coming.
Carole Emberton is Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is the author of Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War. She is also a contributor for the New York Times “Disunion“ series and the History News Network.
Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg was short: only three minutes long, following a moving, two-hour performance by famed orator Edward Everett. It also was nearly meaningless.