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Now It Can Be Sung

December 2023
1min read

In the article “Lincoln’s Life Preserver” in the February/March 1982 issue, Charles Strozier refers to a Third Republic ban on the Marseillaise . I am sure Professor Strozier meant to refer to Napoleon III’s Second Empire as the source of the ban on the republican hymn. After all, the Third Republic was not founded until 1871, six years after Lincoln’s death.

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