Amiable Scoundrel

In this episode of the History Slam, our final episode from the summer, I welcome Paul Kahan back to the show to talk about his new book Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Scandalous Secretary of War. We chat about researching the Civil War, Cameron’s personal character, and the behind-the-scenes machinations of the Lincoln administration. We also examine 19th century American political culture and the separation between politics and personal relationships. You can find the full post here.


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