President Lincoln’s Attitude toward Slavery and Emancipation. With a Review of Events Before and Since the Civil War.
“The evolution of Lincoln’s mind in approaching the emancipation proclamation”
Assessment of Abraham Lincoln’s mind on the questions of slavery and the emancipation of 3.5 million enslaved African Americans, published just over 50 years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Includes estimates of Lincoln’s character by his contemporaries and a review of the proclamation’s effects during Reconstruction. “One may easily sympathize with both the Southern white man and the southern negro, as they face the perplexing race problem in its worst phases; but sympathy becomes a diluted humbug when it holds in solution apology for injustice and blind race prejudice and hatred.” (p213)
Description: President Lincoln’s Attitude toward Slavery and Emancipation. With a Review of Events Before and Since the Civil War.
Philadelphia: Published by Walter H. Jenkins, 1914. 220pp. First edition. 8vo. Publisher’s burgundy cloth with gilt titling; without jacket, if issued. Minor rubbing at extremities; Very Good.