Lincoln: Divided We Stand
Lincoln: Divided We Stand is a six-part series that looks at the remarkable life and unexpected journey of Abraham Lincoln. Narrated by Sterling K. Brown.
This is an audio-only version of the CNN Original Series broadcast.
Lincoln: Divided We Stand is a six-part series that looks at the remarkable life and unexpected journey of Abraham Lincoln.
From his hard roots on the far edge of the frontier, to his courtship of a complicated woman who would later push him to great political heights, we examine how Lincoln’s background shaped his personality, and explore some of the lesser known aspects of his life before he achieved political stardom.
Feb 15, 2021
Through single-minded focus, poignant oration, political savvy, and moral conviction, Abraham Lincoln ascended from obscurity to the White House. In this episode, we look at Lincoln’s nuanced stance on slavery and equality as the issue threatened to tear the country apart.
Feb 22, 2021
As Lincoln, the former one-term congressman prepares to take office, the South severs itself from the United States, and the country faces an unprecedented crisis.
Mar 1, 2021
While his family faces personal tragedy at home, men die by the thousand on the battlefield, and Lincoln is forced to make an unprecedented decision while wrestling with his own mental health.
Mar 8, 2021
As the Civil War ends, Abraham Lincoln delivers the most iconic speech and piece of legislation of his career, but the successes he sees in the Oval Office and on the battlefield come at a great cost to his marriage and family.
Mar 15, 2021
Abraham Lincoln would become mythologized as a savior and a hero, but the reality remains far more complex. In an America rife with racial conflict, Lincoln’s assassination sets the stage for the Civil Rights struggles that would follow.
Mar 22, 2021