Splash Biography

STEVEN ROME, Yale junior studying History and Political Science

Major: History and Political Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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H3660: Abraham Lincoln: The Man, The Myth, The Legend? in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
We've all heard about Honest Abe. Now, let's hear from him. In this class, we'll read a selection of Lincoln's speeches and writings to understand the man behind the myth. What did Lincoln really think about slavery and race? How radical was he? Where did he fit in with the politics of his time? How did he change over time? What did he think and do before he emerged on the national scene? And why has Abraham Lincoln become such a legendary figure in the American consciousness? This class will help you think critically about American history and political writing, giving you a toolbox to analyze today's political rhetoric by focusing on perhaps the greatest writer ever to be president. In the midst of the divisiveness of the current political climate, understanding Lincoln is as important as ever. And, just as importantly, reading Lincoln is fun — honestly.