Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream
by Lerone Bennett
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2000
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 652 pages
Imprint: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
Parent Company: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln’s greatness surveys the president’s policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln’s support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves in order to create an all-white nation, the book, concludes that the president was a racist at heart—and that the tragedies of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era were the legacy of his shallow moral vision.
- History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
- Political Science / General
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
- Social Science / Slavery