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BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Melville on Lincoln | PBS

Duration: 00:46

www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/

Historian Harold Holzer explains Herman Melville observed the morning crepe strung for black Easter and viewed Lincoln as not just a second Washington, but a second messiah.

Hear Sam Waterston read Melville's elegiac poem. Lincoln's Legend and Legacy - A special edition of Bill Moyers Journal premiering April 10, 2009 at 9PM on PBS (check local listings). www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/

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Post Date: April 2, 2009