Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Racism of Abraham Lincoln, Part 4

The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln The pivotal moment in both the Civil War and in Lincoln’s views on race occurred on January 1, 1863, when Lincoln signed the final version of the Emancipation Proclamation. While criticized by contemporaries and scholars for … Continue reading

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“Loathing Lincoln” on Civil War Talk Radio

Here is an hour-long talk with John McKee Barr on “Civil War Talk Radio” with Gerry Prokopowicz. Mckee Barr is the author of Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present.  It’s fascinating, although there’s not enough time at … Continue reading

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Slavery, The Economist, and the Worship of Capitalism

Originally posted on That Devil History:
The Economist was disappointed that historians are neglecting the many jolly slaves who were grateful for white folks’ charity. There are plenty of sanctimonious idiots in the world, and one of those idiots writes…

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The Racism of Abraham Lincoln, Part 3

From Colonization to Emancipation Thus far, we have examined Lincoln’s words to understand his racism. That’s important because statesmen (especially Lincoln) live by their words. But we must also examine his deeds—specifically, we need to look at Lincoln’s policy initiatives … Continue reading

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