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Reporter Thomas Pierce tells the story of Lincoln’s two-week train trip from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, DC., as he prepared to take on the presidency, and historian Eric Foner reveals Lincoln's behind-the-scenes efforts to address the brewing secession crisis.
This is an excerpt from the BackStory episode: "Civil War 150th: The Road to War" [rebroadcast]. You can listen to the rest of the show at https://soundcloud.com/backstory/civil-war-150th-the-road-to-1?in=backstory/sets/civil-war-150th-the-road-to
For more on the guests and stories featured in this episode, and for an array of Civil War-related resources, check out BackStory's website: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/civil-war-150-part-1-rebroadcast/