Abraham Lincoln and slavery In his new book, historian Eric Foner examines Abraham Lincoln's complex ideas about slavery and African Americans, casting fresh light on an American icon. Originally broadcast on June 30, 2011.9:06 a.m.
Eric Foner: DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and one of the country's most prominent historians. His newest book is "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."
The unexpected education of two society girls in the West In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, N.Y., for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Woodruff's granddaughter, Dorothy Wickenden, tells the story of these two pioneers.
Originally broadcast on Sept. 12, 2011.10:06 a.m.
Dorothy Wickenden: executive editor of The New Yorker and author. Her latest book is "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West."