Upheaval at the 1860 Democratic Convention: What Happened When a Party Split
This year is remembered as landing one of America’s most revered and consequential presidents in office. But Abraham Lincoln’s election, and his subsequent assault on slavery, might not have happened had the Democratic Party not been in such disarray. This series was produced by Matt Spolar, in partnership with Politico.
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