[Marxism] Fwd: History's Emancipator: Did Abraham Lincoln Have "a Drop of Anti-Slavery Blood in His Veins"?
markalause at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 12:18:07 MST 2017
This article conflates antislavery with abolitionism and abolitionism with
an implicit hostility to white supremacism..
Most Northern voters--and certainly Lincoln--had become "antislavery" by
the later 1850s. That did not make them abolitionist in any way. Not by a
Even when the Lincoln administration adopted emancipation as a war goal,
emancipation wasn't abolitionism.
And, of course, abolitionism covered a range of groups and approaches. We
should remember that it did not necessarily require the rejection of white
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