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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 to understand his racism and his subsequent conversion. 3,172 more words

Civil War

The Civil War This Week: Sep 1-7, 1864

Thursday, September 1

The Battle of Jonesboro continued outside Atlanta, as Confederates fended off several Federal attacks while trying to maintain control of the Macon & Western Railroad. 941 more words


Ten-Year Old Diarist Writes of Sherman's Approach

August 29, 1864/2014

Volume 5, Issue 35 (203 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

McClellan Named Democratic Nominee, But He Distances Himself from the Party Platform… 708 more words

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So Atlanta Is Ours, and Fairly Won

In the above dispatch on September 3, 1864 Sherman informed Chief of Staff Halleck of the news that Atlanta had fallen.  Hundreds of telegrams, and thousands of letters, of congratulation from the great and humble of the North  descended on Sherman’s headquarters.  440 more words

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APSA, Abe, and Pericles

This year’s annual APSA meeting was, fittingly, held in Washington D.C., which made it possible to pay a quick call on Honest Abe between conference events.   359 more words

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From Leavenworth, Lincoln's Assassination

When the subject is Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, attention is usually focused on Washington, D.C.  Perhaps you remember that the assassin John Wilkes Booth leapt from the president’s box in Ford’s Theater to the stage after committing murder on a Friday night; perhaps you know one of the engravings of the deathbed scene in the early morning of Saturday, 15 April 1865–in which each artist imagined different headboard and wallpaper for the scene.  390 more words

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