This week on “The Historians” podcast Brandeis University history professor Jonathan Sarna has stories from his book Lincoln and the Jews (St. Martin’s Press, 2015). Lincoln worked to have Jewish chaplains recruited for the Union army and countermanded an order that had banned Jewish traders from General Ulysses S. Grant’s military district. You can listen to the podcast here.
“The Historians” podcast is also heard on RISE, WMHT’s radio information service for the blind and print disabled in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley. The podcast is recorded at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio.
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