Join us on Saturday, March 5th as we welcome bestselling author Walter Stahr who will present “Chase and Lincoln: Rivals and Colleagues” at 3pm in the Assembly Room of A.K. Smiley Public Library.
President Abraham Lincoln famously selected his Cabinet from among his political opponents. Despite differences over ideology, ethics and personality, this “team of rivals” brought diverse skills and perspectives to the Lincoln administration. Stahr’s program will focus on Lincoln’s relationship with Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase, an anti-slavery activist and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which was fraught with disagreements over the issues of slavery and civil rights for African Americans.
Chase is the subject of Stahr’s recently published work, Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival, which included substantial research in the Lincoln Memorial Shrine’s collections. After more than two decades as an attorney, Stahr shifted to a career as a biographer of American leaders. His works on John Jay, William Henry Seward, and Edwin Stanton have earned many accolades.
Copies of Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the presentation. This program is free and open to the public and will be available on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook Live. Registration is not required.
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