How Lincoln Tamed His Rivals

In this clip from the PBS series 'Looking for Lincoln,' The Root's Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks to 'Team of Rivals' author Doris Kearns Goodwin about how Lincoln used his political instincts and powerful oratory to co-opt his rivals.  

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In this clip from the PBS series 'Looking for Lincoln,' The Root's Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks to "Team of Rivals" author Doris Kearns Goodwin about how Lincoln used his political instincts and powerful oratory to co-opt his rivals.

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