Editor's Note: Spielberg's Lincoln film has stirred controversy in recent weeks for portraying three of Connecticut's four congressmen voting against the constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. In fact, all four of the state's representatives voted in favor. The film's writer, Tony Kushner, says it was an intentional inaccuracy aimed at showing how powerful forces, even in New England, were determined to block the abolition of slavery. Kushner stresses that the work is an historical fiction not an historical record.
Everyone is talking about Abraham Lincoln. With Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie Lincoln taking theaters by storm and generating Oscar buzz, there's never been a better time to drum up good resources to teach about our 16th president -- and the tumultuous times in which he led the country. Read More