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Alan
Alan is on page 100 of 448
There is not much primary documents on the early Lincoln so Foner has spent the first 100 pages describing life in Jacksonian America as he imagines Licoln would have experienced it
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Martin
Martin is on page 54 of 448
What a great book on Lincoln and his early views on race and slavery.
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Martin
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Jonathan
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Alan
Alan is on page 270 of 448
The book reads more like a primer on 19th centruy history, particularly the role of slavery in mid-century politics than a biography of Lincoln. Having studied with Foner both as an undergraduate and grad student the themes are familiar. Yet the acretion of detail that comes from a complete mastery of the primary and secondary sources makes this a perfect single volume on this periond
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Jonathan
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chrisvee
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David
David is on page 26 of 448
Lincoln's early anti-slavery actions seem weak and tentative from today's perspective but his condemnation of slavery as an Illinois legislator was not likely to help him politically. Some leaders were anti-slavery but wouldn't have voted accordingly.
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David
David is on page 90 of 448
"Our government rests on public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change government."
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David
David is on page 128 of 448
By the 1850s, a higher percentage of blacks in the US were native-born than whites, and yet even Lincoln promoted colonization -- freeing slaves to return to Africa -- as returning them to their "native land."
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David
David is on page 148 of 448
The South would not have been satisfied with maintaining the status quo. They wanted to expand slavery. Worse, they felt threatened by anti-slavery sentiment and wanted to outlaw anti-slavery expression.
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David
David is on page 214 of 448
What other class of people besides gays and lesbians were not recognized by the federal government to have spouses? Slaves.
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David
David is on page 240 of 448
Legislatively and in all ways, the Civil War was even more chaotic than I thought. Even the Emancipation Proclamation is not a single thing, enacted once and that's that. Individual states tried to take advantage of a better deal, while Lincoln hoped in vain that former slaves would want to emigrate to Central America or Africa. The vast majority were wise and wary enough not to trust the "opportunity."
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David
David is on page 251 of 448
Damn, what a sight it must have been for Confederates to confront the black, armed soldiers of the Union, their former slaves!
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David
David is on page 254 of 448
HERE'S equality: Lincoln threatens "to assign a southern prisoner of war to hard labor for each black soldier sold into slavery."
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David
David is on page 270 of 448
Who would doubt that Lincoln faced the greatest challenges of any president. He really was in uncharted territory, although there had been civil wars before and other nations had renounced slavery. He seems to have worked things out as he went along, adapting to circumstances, and finally finding that slavery is not something that cannot be ended gradually. The forces all around are too explosive.
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David
David is on page 293 of 448
Abolishing slavery led to a new and fuller definition of freedom, with implications for whites as well as blacks.
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David
David is on page 329 of 448
What an awesome sight it must have been when Lincoln appeared in Richmond, capital of the defeated Confederacy. Whites shut themselves indoors while the streets filled with emancipated slaves "shouting and praising God, and Father, or Master Abe" (as the chaplain of a black regiment described it).
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