Upheaval at the 1860 Democratic Convention: What Happened When a Party Split

Upheaval at the 1860 Democratic Convention: What Happend When a Party Split

Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 and his subsequent assault on slavery might not have happened had the Democratic Party not been in such disarray. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate today. 

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