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Is "Lincoln" the Movie Historically Accurate?


  • Is 'Lincoln' the real deal?: Interview with James McPherson (11-28-12)
  • Eric Foner: "['Lincoln'] offers a severely truncated view" (11-27-12)
  • NPR Asks a Historian: Just How Accurate Is 'Lincoln'? (11-22-12)
  • Spielberg, with new ‘Lincoln’ film in theaters, speaks at ‘Gettysburg Address’ commemoration (11-19-12)
  • NBC singles out Doris Kearns Goodwin's role in the new Lincoln film (11-15-12)
  • Lincoln biopics go back to the ‘talkies’ (11-14-12)
  • Historical sound effects captured in Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ (11-13-12)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis faces criticism for giving a voice to Abraham Lincoln (11-9-12)
  • NYT calls "Lincoln" "among the finest films ever made about American politics" (11-9-12)
  • Shooting Lincoln: How local talent and the Virginia film industry made Spielberg’s blockbuster possible (11-6-12)
  • Abe Lincoln as You’ve Never Heard Him (10-31-12)
  • Mr. Lincoln Goes to Hollywood (10-29-12)
  • Commentary: Historians

  • Gregory L. Kaster: The Law of Slavery Lies at Heart of Both "Lincoln" and "Django" (1-7-13)
  • Jon Wiener: 'Django Unchained' ... Quentin Tarantino’s Answer to Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' (12-25-12)
  • Sean Wilentz: Lincoln in Hollywood from Griffith to Spielberg (12-21-12)
  • Patrick Rael: "Lincoln's" Unfinished Work (12-17-12)
  • Alan Singer:  Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up? (12-10-12)
  • Kelsey McKernie: How Historically Accurate is "Lincoln"? (12-10-12)
  • Barbara Krauthamer: Slavery’s Grotesque and Relentless Violence (12-4-12)
  • Kate Masur: A Filmmaker’s Imagination, and a Historian’s (11-30-12)
  • Louis P. Masur: Lincoln at the Movies (11-26-12)
  • Jon Wiener: The Trouble With Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' (11-26-12)
  • Ira Chernus's MythicAmerica: "Lincoln": Jesus Christ! God Almighty! What a (Biblical) Movie! (11-25-12)
  • Harold Holzer: What’s True and False in “Lincoln” Movie (11-22-12)
  • David O. Stewart: How True is "Lincoln"? (11-20-12)
  • Jim Cullen: Daniel Day-Lewis's Abe Lincoln: (Racial) Trailblazer (11-19-12)
  • Kate Masur: In Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln,’ Passive Black Characters (11-13-12)
  • Commentary: Media

  • Hendrik Hertzberg: “Lincoln” v. Lincoln (12-17-12)
  • Kelly Candaele: Film History: Columnists and Historians Assess Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' (12-14-12)
  • Ricky Kreitner: 'Lincoln,' Thaddeus Stevens and Why American Politics Still Needs Radicals (12-10-12)
  • Doyle McManus: The Lessons Obama Can Draw from 'Lincoln' (11-28-12)
  • Peggy Noonan: Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ (11-28-12)
  • Lynn Parramore: What Spielberg’s “Lincoln” Conveniently Leaves Out (11-25-12)
  • David Thomson: Spielberg's "Lincoln" is a Film for our Political Moment (11-13-12)
  • Peter Galuszka: 150 Years After the War, Richmond Embraces ‘Lincoln’ (11-13-12)
  • Jim Castagnera: Daniel Day-Lewis *is* Lincoln (11-9-12)