Re-Examining the Franklin Pierce Legacy
Ninety autographed Franklin Pierce letters recently came up for auction, garnering attention for the New Hampshire-born politician. We look at his legacy and the context in which he governed, as well as his dubious honor of being known as one of America's worst presidents, for his mishandling of the issue of slavery leading to the civil war. We also discover items from the New Hampshire Historical Society which gives us some insight into Pierce.
- Sarah Galligan - Library Director At The New Hampshire Historical Society.
- Ken Nivison - Associate Professor of History at SNHU
- Peter Wallner - Historian And Author: "Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire's Favorite Son" and "Franklin Pierce, Martyr For The Union."