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Steven McLain

Guest Post: Misremembered Melodies of Lincoln

The following is a guest post from Steven McLain, a research assistant in and recent graduate of the department of history at Oregon State University on a recent talk given by USC intellectual history Richard Wightman Fox about his forthcoming book, Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History.  Friend of S-USIH Christopher McKnight Nichols highly recommends McLain’s work and suggested McLain’s essay on Fox’s talk to the blog.   **************** I sometimes suspect that visiting speakers take their cues from the weather. When storm clouds loom, isn’t the wit just a little bit mordant? Unfortunately for my suspicion, I also have a hunch Read more