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Lincoln's Dilemma

Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era

Lincoln's Dilemma( )
Author: Escott, Paul D.
Series title:A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8139-3620-8
Publication Date:Aug 2014
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

The Civil War forced America finally to confront the contradiction between its founding values and human slavery. At the center of this historic confrontation was Abraham Lincoln. By the time this Illinois politician had risen to the office of president, the dilemma of slavery had expanded to the question of all African Americans' future. In this fascinating new book Paul Escott considers the evolution of the president's thoughts on race in relation to three other, powerful--and...
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