Monday, May 2, 2011

Five questions with Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame

Michael Burlingame, the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, will be speaking at Pine Point School in Stonington about "Lincoln's mindset at the beginning of the Civil War."

He is the author and/or editor of a dozen books on Lincoln, not the least of which is his two-volume biography, "Abraham Lincoln: A Life," published in 2008, which has been hailed as the definitive work on the 16th president.

The Day, a Connecticut newspaper asked Burlingame five questions about Lincoln during a May 2, 2011 interview.

Read Burlingame's full Q&A online