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Amiable Scoundrel *Snow Date*

Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War

2020-03-05 19:00:00 2020-03-05 20:00:00 America/New_York Amiable Scoundrel *Snow Date* Lincoln’s secretary of war, Simon Cameron, left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of eighty, even a sex scandal. Presented by historian Paul Kahan. Warren Township branch

Thursday, March 05
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-05 19:00:00 2020-03-05 20:00:00 America/New_York Amiable Scoundrel *Snow Date* Lincoln’s secretary of war, Simon Cameron, left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of eighty, even a sex scandal. Presented by historian Paul Kahan. Warren Township branch

Warren Township branch

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Lincoln’s secretary of war, Simon Cameron, left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of eighty, even a sex scandal. Presented by historian Paul Kahan.

From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln’s secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799–1889) was one of the nineteenth century’s most prominent political figures. A key figure in designing and implementing the Union’s military strategy during the Civil War’s crucial first year, Cameron played an essential role in pushing Abraham Lincoln to permit the enlistment of African Americans into the U.S. Army, a stance that eventually led to his forced resignation. In his wake, however, he left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of eighty, even a sex scandal.

Amiable Scoundrel puts Cameron’s actions into a larger historical context by demonstrating that many politicians of the time, including Abraham Lincoln, used similar tactics to win elections and advance their careers. This study is the fascinating story of Cameron’s life and an illuminating portrait of his times.

Snow date: March 5 at 7 pm. 

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