At a time of crisis, the survival of a society lies with its citizens.

We confront such a situation today, but this was also true in the years preceding the Civil War. Andrea Ingraham, author of the new book, "The Lincoln Revolution in California," will discuss how three contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln led a successful fight to save California for the Union, and how they recruited citizens to join this fight—through the power of ideas and courageous example.

If you have wondered if it is possible for a blue state to turn red, join this discussion

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