Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Did Lincoln Come to Support Emancipation?

October 7, 2010 by  

Or was it that he believed in the rights of all men all along?  Allen Guelzo levels a devastating critique at historian Eric Foner in this review of his new book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery: Mr. Foner’s use of “growth” functions in the same way. Lincoln may have begun his ascent as a hesitant, racist, capital-mongering politician, we’re told, but lo! he grew into the... 

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