[Marxism] Howard Zinn on Lincoln and Emancipation

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sat Feb 2 12:32:26 MST 2013


On Feb 2, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Louis Proyect wrote:
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> http://www.zcommunications.org/lincoln-and-emancipation-by-howard-zinn
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Not surprising that in a Chomskyan organ there is no reference to  
Marx's view of Lincoln and emancipation.
But very surprising that a historian would say that Lincoln started  
the Civil War by "repossessing" Fort Sumter when in fact he was quite  
legally *resupplying* a garrisoned fort.
Also surprising his disingenuousness in quoting that letter to Greeley  
without admitting that Lincoln had already drafted the first  
emancipation proclamation--to be made public only after the next big  
Union victory (Antietam, as it turned out).



Shane Mage

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