About this episode

May 27, 2016

Gary Gallagher

Gary Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. In this episode he discusses the first year of Abraham Lincoln's tenure, undoubtedly the most challenging first year in American presidential history. This episode is part of the Miller Center's First Year Project.

The Presidency

The worst first year of a presidency

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