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Looking for Lincoln DVD

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Item #: WB6852

The series will dissect the myths that have grown up around Abraham Lincoln, and in doing so, will address outstanding questions surrounding him  -  questions about race, equality, religion, depression, and sexuality  -  by carefully interpreting the evidence provided by people who actually knew him.

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The series will dissect the myths that have grown up around Abraham Lincoln, and in doing so, will address outstanding questions surrounding him  -  questions about race, equality, religion, depression, and sexuality  -  by carefully interpreting the evidence provided by people who actually knew him.


Producer: Barak Goodman, John Maggio, Muriel Soenens
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter W. Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee
Production Company: Thirteen; Inkwell Films, Inc; Kunhardt McGee Productions
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2009
Rating: TV-PG
Director: John Maggio, Muriel Soenens
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

"…ambitious and captivating …" - Glenn Garvin , THE MIAMI HERALD

"Opinionated, argumentative but grounded in research, Gates' personality and filmmaking style continues to entice nonscholars to a deeper understanding of history - and, not least, to give us a better appreciation for historical scholarship." - Joanne Ostrow, THE DENVER POST


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Qbtacoma reviewed Looking for Lincoln DVD
5.0 star rating
Great exploration of the myth of Lincoln
Review by Qbtacoma review stating Great exploration of the myth of Lincoln
This documentary, though aimed at high school students and other people with a basic knowledge about Lincolns history and significance, has something to offer for everyone. The main question driving Gates are not Who was Lincoln? but rather Was Lincoln really who we think he was? The documentary sympathetically but critically examines why people have chosen to remember Lincoln in the way they have - for example, as a shining beacon of racial equality - when the truth is more complicated. However, it does not judge or condescend to people looking for heroes in American history. It just gently reminds us that reality may disappoint sometimes. Some of the best moments include historians sitting around a dinner table arguing (respectfully) about Lincoln at length (no sound bites here) and visiting with modern day Lincoln impersonators.
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Lori reviewed Looking for Lincoln DVD
5.0 star rating
looking for lincoln
Review by Lori review stating looking for lincoln
Really have gotten into Lincoln lately and this is a great DVD.
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Crockette reviewed Looking for Lincoln DVD
5.0 star rating
Early career and personal history
Review by Crockette review stating Early career and personal history
I never really knew about Lincolns early career as a lawyer with a partner, who shed alot of light on Lincolns basic attributes, and the emotional struggles he faced, which apparently helped him during the Civil War years later. It showed more of a regular person, very talented and very tough...instead of the idea that he is quite an extraordinary figure, incapable of understanding and living the common life. Excellent production!

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