David Blight op-ed on the Republican Party

Prof. David Blight
July 22, 2019

In this New York Times op-ed, ”Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party,” historian David Blight takes measure of how the contemporary Republican Party has transformed from its nineteenth century profile as the “Party of Lincoln” which, as Blight says, “gave us birthright citizenship, equality before the law and a much expanded right to vote.”