Video: Bowdoin’s Patrick Rael on How ‘Lincoln’ Holds Up

Leading this year’s Oscar race with 12 nominations, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has ignited commentary and argument from scholars and critics around the country. Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael shares his insights and observations, including the ways in which the film departs from historical reality.

Prof. Patrick Rael: How ‘Lincoln’ Holds Up from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.


  1. Burke Long says:

    Nicely done, Patrick. Well focused talk, sensibly not trying to do too much, just enough to open a window onto self-reflective cultural critique.

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