American History & Jewish History Blog

September 28, 2017

The Lincoln Group of New York: A Conversation with Lincoln and the Jews Co-author Jonathan D. Sarna

A Conversation with Co-Author Jonathan D. Sarna, interviewed by Distinguished Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer. Dinner meeting will be held in conjunction with the Civil War Round Table of New York. Not only has Lincoln and the Jews (both the book and exhibition) by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell been selected as a co-winner of the annual Award of Achievement but also the Round Table’s Barondess Award. Come join us and learn how Lincoln was the first president to truly interact with Jews and welcome them into the public forum. Find out how the extraordinary relationship between Lincoln and Jewish Americans impacted him on his road to the presidency as well as his policy decisions as president, and how that affected the Jewish experience during the Civil War and beyond.

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