Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race

Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race

by George M Fredrickson
     
 

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This book focuses on the most controversial aspect of Lincoln's thought and politics - his attitudes and actions regarding slavery and race. Drawing attention to the limitations of Lincoln's judgment and policies without denying his magnitude, the book provides the most comprehensive and even-handed account available of Lincoln's contradictory treatment of black… See more details below

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This book focuses on the most controversial aspect of Lincoln's thought and politics - his attitudes and actions regarding slavery and race. Drawing attention to the limitations of Lincoln's judgment and policies without denying his magnitude, the book provides the most comprehensive and even-handed account available of Lincoln's contradictory treatment of black Americans in matters of slavery in the South and basic civil rights in the North.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674033733
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
0 MB

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