New Book Sheds New Light on Lincoln's Racial Views

Friday, 04 Mar 2011 05:56 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration this weekend, a new book by a researcher at George Mason University sheds new light on a sometimes forgotten part of Lincoln's legacy.

The book examines Lincoln's support of colonization, a plan to resettle former slaves in other countries. Lincoln was an advocate of colonization for most of his political career. The condescending rhetoric Lincoln used to advocate colonization provides a jarring contrast to soaring speeches like the Gettysburg Address.

The book's authors unearthed previously undiscovered documents that they say support the idea that Lincoln continued to promote colonization well after most historians believe he abandoned the idea.

___

Online:

Author's Web page: http://philmagness.com

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boehner's Christmas Carol Celebrates a GOP Congress

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 23:15 PM

Republican House Speaker John Boehner put his own political spin on "a Christmas reading" on his YouTube page Thursday,  . . .

Dershowitz: Hollywood Should Have Followed Rushdie Example

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 22:29 PM

Hollywood should have rallied around Sony Pictures and released "The Interview" jointly online, says Harvard law profess . . .

Army Pulls ROTC Job Posting Requiring Christian Candidates

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 22:18 PM

The Army has pulled a job posting at an Illinois religious college that required leaders of its ROTC program to be Chris . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved