Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point

Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point
by Lewis E. Lehrman
The pivotal speech that changed the course of Lincoln's career and America's history
Complete examination of the speech, including the full text delivered in 1854 in Peoria, Illinois. To understand President Abraham Lincoln, one must understand the extraordinary antislavery speech Lincoln delivered at Peoria on October 16, 1854. This three-hour address marked the turning point in Lincoln's political pilgrimage, dramatically altering his political career and, as a result, the history of America.

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