Cornell University

Walter Stahr, "William H. Seward: Abraham Lincoln's Indispensable Man"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Although he was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century, most Americans don’t know much about William Henry Seward other than that he purchased Alaska. Walter Stahr, author of the acclaimed new biography Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, will share insights into this powerful and fascinating figure in a free lecture sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions as part of its free summer events series.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Seward served four years as progressive governor of the state, twelve controversial years in the U.S. Senate, and eight years as Secretary of State. Seward was Lincoln's closest adviser and friend during the Civil War; indeed, some saw him as the "power behind the throne" who made decisions for the president.

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