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Historian Ben Martin begins his new series, Lincoln: Lie and Sword. Martin will be discussing Lincoln’s life and accomplishments this year in a series called Lincoln: Life and Sword. Martin considers Lincoln to be the father of the second founding of America. The first member of the Lincoln family to arrive in America was Thomas Lincoln, who came to Massachusetts in 1635. Thomas Lincoln was the father of Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln spent the majority of his childhood in Indiana. Lincoln exhibited a love for public speaking early on in his life, which aided in his successes in politics. Lincolns rhetoric and persuasion were his “sword.” Listen to the full interview in the first hour.