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The Resource Lincoln and race, Richard Striner, (electronic book)

Lincoln and race, Richard Striner, (electronic book)

Label
Lincoln and race
Title
Lincoln and race
Statement of responsibility
Richard Striner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Abraham Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator, yet his personal views on race have long been debated. Since his death, his legend has been shadowed by the mystery of his true stance toward non-whites. While Lincoln took many actions to fight slavery throughout his political career, his famously crafted speeches can be interpreted in different ways: at times his words suggest personal bigotry, but at other times he sounds like an enemy of racists. In Lincoln and Race, Richard Striner takes on one of the most sensitive subjects of Abraham Lincoln's legacy, exploring in depth Lincoln's mixed record and writings on the issue of race. Striner gives fair hearing to two prevailing theories about Lincoln's seemingly contradictory words and actions: Did Lincoln fight a long-term struggle to overcome his personal racism? Or were his racist comments a calculated act of political deception? Beginning with an exploration of the historical context of Lincoln's attitudes toward race in the years before his presidency, Striner details the ambiguity surrounding the politician's participation in the Free Soil Movement and his fight to keep slavery from expanding into the West. He explores Lincoln's espousal of colonization--the controversial idea that freed slaves should be resettled in a foreign land--as a voluntary measure for black people who found the prospect attractive. The author analyzes some of Lincoln's most racially charged speeches and details Lincoln's presidential words and policies on race and the hotbed issue of voting rights for African Americans during the last years of the president's life. A brief but comprehensive look into one of the most contentious quandaries about Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln and Race invites readers to delve into the mind, heart, and motives of one of America's most fascinating and complex leaders."--Project Muse
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Striner, Richard
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.S893 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Label
Lincoln and race, Richard Striner, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lincoln, slavery, and race: the problems -- The 1854 Peoria speech and its context -- The 1857 Springfield speech and its context -- The Lincoln-Douglas debates -- The 1859 Columbus speech -- Emancipation, colonization, and the equal rights possibility -- Voting rights and Lincoln's murder -- Disputed or doubtful evidence -- Lincoln and Native Americans -- Racist or not?
Control code
ebr10579706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 94 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780809330782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Lincoln and race, Richard Striner, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lincoln, slavery, and race: the problems -- The 1854 Peoria speech and its context -- The 1857 Springfield speech and its context -- The Lincoln-Douglas debates -- The 1859 Columbus speech -- Emancipation, colonization, and the equal rights possibility -- Voting rights and Lincoln's murder -- Disputed or doubtful evidence -- Lincoln and Native Americans -- Racist or not?
Control code
ebr10579706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 94 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780809330782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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