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Lincoln RevisitedNew Insights from the Lincoln Forum$
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John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227365

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.001.0001

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After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln's Black Dream

After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln's Black Dream

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(p.215) CHAPTER 13 After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln's Black Dream
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Lincoln Revisited
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John Y. Simon

Harold Holzer

Dawn Vogel

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0013

Most of this criticism focuses on the pre-Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln and all, but ignores Lincoln's handling of black freedom after the Proclamation. This chapter takes up the subject of what Lincoln learned and did not learn during the war. First, it examines the subject of Lincoln's effort to colonize African-Americans outside the United States. Then the chapter turns to the large subject of Lincoln's attitudes toward the intellectual capacities of African-Americans. The chapter poses the question on how Lincoln's attitudes toward African-Americans in the post-Proclamation period might inform the understanding of the wisdom, necessity, and possible process of some modern system of restitution for the crime of American slavery. It also argues that Lincoln's emphasis on education for the freed people may have helped sow the seeds of failure during the Reconstruction era, and funding for African-American education today may again do only half the work that is needed.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, freed people, freedom, Emancipation Proclamation, African-Americans, restitution, slavery, education, Reconstruction

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