In 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a crossroads. He was a man without a political party. And he was growing bored with his work as an attorney. The formation of an new party – the Republican Party – offered him a political home. A sensational murder case in Springfield, Illinois helped solidify his reputation as a great legal mind. A look at how Lincoln’s life as an Illinois lawyer helped his rise to the forefront of American politics.

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  • Julie Fenster award winning author and historian, her books include, "Parish Priest"(with Douglas Brinkley), "Race of the Century," and "Ether Day."

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