Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)

November 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Civil War

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, […]

Did Lincoln Come to Support Emancipation?

October 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Civil War

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 […]