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Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream

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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln's greatness surveys the president's policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln's support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning s ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (first published 2000)
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What I thought would turn out to to be a well thought out and balanced book was actually a character assassination laced with feral counter-racist ramblings.

Our bitter and sarcastic author does not provide the necessary framework and depth of the history of slavery to help us understand this story in context and is unable to extract his own identity from the narrative.
This book was a random pick up. I did not mean to read it, it just sort of popped out of the shelf. It was a well written book, the facts were clear. The theme in the book was evident which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am not the type to pick around and see what sense the writer is trying to make. I'm not sure what to make of the content. There were a lot of supporting facts, it was a pretty big book, I'm guessing there was so much to say, he came through quite some history. again I do feel I know mo ...more
Oct 17, 2009 Robert added it
for those who think Lincoln was such a great and wonderful emancipator should read this book carefully
Repeats itself in parts, but still a decent read overall.
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