President Lincoln And Colonization

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  1. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Interesting to think about. Goes to show that history isn't as "black and white" as some people would want it to be.
     
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    I actually remember learning that Lincoln wasn't a complete advocate of abolishment until the last year or two of his presidency. Before then, he just wanted slavery to be located only in the south.

    I guess this puts a new perspective to all history textbooks, eh?
     
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    History never is simple, unfortunately many people like it to be and abbreviate it. Unfortunately what we're seeing right now is a concerted push by whites to rebrand historical figures to suit their current socio-political needs.

    Triangular trade replaces slave trade and so forth.

    It's shameful really.
     
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    This is true for so many things that people choose to believe in.
     
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    I'm actually friends with one of the co-authors and he's got some pretty controversial political views. (Think Texas Libertarian)

    This book was written to 'degrade' Lincoln as much as it was written to examine an oft forgotten part of history.
     
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    I'm not at all surprised. The South's hatred of Lincoln knows no bounds.

    For anyone who is really interested in the Civil War, the NYT has a fascinating series of articles under the heading, "Disunion".
     

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