Lincoln 'Was No Friend to Slaves'; He Plotted to Deport Them after Civil War
Byline: From Tom Leonard in New York
ABRAHAM Lincoln's reputation as the great champion of America's slaves has taken a battering.
New evidence claims that the revered president wanted to send many of them to toil in British sugar and cotton plantations.
Two academics claim that documents uncovered in British archives show that Lincoln was rather less enamoured by the prospect of a racially-united America than is often assumed.
The 16th U.S. president is widely lionised for winning the American Civil War for the Union and bringing an end to slavery.
Although earlier historians have conceded that he did propose sending some freed slaves …
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Publication information: Article title: Lincoln 'Was No Friend to Slaves'; He Plotted to Deport Them after Civil War. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: February 12, 2011. Page number: 44. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.