Making Lincoln

By The HISTORY® Channel

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Emmy-winning actor and Broadway legend André de Shields narrates Making Lincoln, a new podcast from The HISTORY® Channel that takes you inside the life of our 16th President to discover how Abraham Lincoln, a boy from the frontiers of Indiana, became the one leader who could heal a nation put asunder by civil war. Each episode will bring together leading historians, authors and journalists to paint in vivid detail the forces that made the man Lincoln would become. 

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Lincoln: The American Martyr
43:35
With the end of the war in sight, Lincoln grows frustrated as the Union army stalls, and his promises of emancipation struggle to take root even within his own army  When the Union finally does break the Confederacy and emerges victorious, Lincoln’s triumph - and his very life - is cut tragically short. But his legacy lives on.

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Jun 09, 2022
Lincoln: The Great Emancipator
25:35

Lincoln finally passes the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the end of slavery and establishing the United States Colored Troops. Meanwhile, Confederate forces gain momentum under their new general, Robert E. Lee. Hope for the end of the war hangs on a victory at Gettysburg. 





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Jun 02, 2022
Lincoln: The Commander in Chief
34:26
Lincoln takes office as the southern states domino into secession. By spring of 1861, the country is at war, and eleven states have left the Union. As Lincoln learns to be both president and commander-in-chief, emancipation becomes the most pressing question. Lincoln must convince the nation that the Civil War should  be about more than simply preserving the Union.

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May 26, 2022
Lincoln: The Boy From Indiana
30:34
Growing up poor on his father’s farm in the frontier wilderness of Indiana, Abraham Lincoln seems to be  the least likely man to lead the country. But Lincoln’s  love for learning and desire to leave a mark on the world take him from a hardscrabble farm life to winning his first election.

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May 19, 2022
Lincoln: The Presidential Hopeful
33:35
After leaving government, Lincoln is settling into his life as a successful lawyer with a young family. Earlier setbacks have left him feeling like he’s done with politics, but politics are not done with him. When new domestic policy jeopardizes the momentum of abolition, Lincoln decides he can no longer sit on the sidelines. His fight against slavery takes him to the national stage and then to Washington, as the newly elected president of a fractured country.

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May 19, 2022
Introducing: Making Lincoln
1:43
Introducing Making Lincoln, a new podcast from The HISTORY® Channel. Hosted by Emmy-winning actor and Broadway legend André De Shields, each episode takes you inside the life of our 16th President, bringing together leading historians, authors and journalists to uncover the forces that made the man Lincoln would become.

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May 14, 2022