Day: November 13, 2012

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the historical drama of the Civil War

By Tom Mackaman, wsws.org Directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Tony Kushner Lincoln, which will be released in theaters nationally November 16, is a powerful cinematic treatment of the Lincoln administration’s struggle to pass a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in 1865, the final year of the American Civil War. The film centers on the period of the “lame duck” Congress inContinue reading