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Abraham Lincoln: Fast & Loose With Civil Liberties?

The Civil War tested the U.S. Constitution in ways unseen before or since.  Civil liberties were challenged and presidential powers stretched in President Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to save the nation. 

Thursday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Pennsylvania State UniversityCivil War history professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mark Neely, Jr.  whose new book, Lincoln and the Triumph of a Nation, argues that Lincoln’s interpretation of the Constitution was well-suited to the stresses of wartime.

HEAR MORE: Mark Neely, Jr. speaks Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Library Plaza branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. A 6 p.m. free reception precedes the event. Click herefor more information and to RSVP for the event.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.