F18B7 Lincoln and Presidential Leadership
We will review Lincoln's early life and development, his political career, and his presidency, particularly his handling of the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves, including a discussion of the characteristics of Lincoln's leadership style which made him effective. We will reflect on how a frontier lawyer became a great wartime leader and evaluate his performance as president.
Instructor: Phil Stone is the President Emeritus of Bridgewater College, former president of Sweet Briar College and a lawyer. For 43 years he has conducted a ceremony in the Lincoln Cemetery to honor Lincoln and his Virginia relatives. He is the founder and president of the Lincoln Society of Virginia.
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