Black's History Week


Hail to the Chief (Part II)

Ep. 5

In the second of three podcasts to mark the coming presidential election, the first of which can be found here, Professor Jeremy Black, author of Fighting for America and Altered States, talks to The Critic's political editor, Graham Stewart, about how the power of the US president was exercised during the Civil War and its aftermath.


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Image: President Abraham Lincoln, photo by Hulton/Archive/Getty Images

Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (

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