The Gettysburg Address – 150 years later
November 19, 2013
GUESTS: SEAN WILENTZ and ALLEN GUELZO
Seven score and 10 years ago President Abraham Lincoln opened the ceremonies for Civil War soldiers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania â€“ the site of the deadliest battle of the war – with the approximately two minute speech now known as â€śThe Gettysburg Address.â€ť Lincolnâ€™s prophesy, â€śThe world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,â€ť isnâ€™t what history has proven as many of the approximately 270 words are indelibly fixed in many Americanâ€™s memories. Weâ€™ll examine what this speech means today with historians ALLEN GUELZO, of Gettysburg College and Princeton University professorÂ SEAN WILENTZ.