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Lincoln And The Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

Fred Kaplan.
Item #: D11284
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 397 / 2017
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062440006
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Mythologized as the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln viewed slavery as a moral crime yet disapproved of abolitionists, and was concerned that free blacks in a white society would result in centuries of conflict. Forty years earlier, John Quincy Adams was convinced that only a civil war would end slavery, making a truly multiracial America possible. Taking a frank and revisionist view, the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Thomas Carlyle assesses how these two presidents came to see the issues of slavery and race, offering a nuanced appreciation of both men and the events that have characterized race relations in America for two centuries.


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