President Lincoln's Attitude towards Slavery and Emancipation: With a Review of Events before and since the Civil War

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S ATTITUDE
Towards
SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION
With A Review of Events Before and
Since the Civil War

BY HENRY W. WILBUR

BIBLO and TANNEN
New York
1970

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President Lincoln's Attitude towards Slavery and Emancipation: With a Review of Events before and since the Civil War
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 7
  • Slavery in the Colonies 10
  • Under the Constitution 15
  • Invoking the Letter of the Law 20
  • Lincoln's Early Convictions 27
  • Lincoln and the Douglas Debates 32
  • Anti-Slavery Sentiment before the War 39
  • The Period of Attempted Conciliation 43
  • Slavery the Confederacy's Cornerstone 49
  • Congress and Slavery before Emancipation 54
  • Slavery and the Army 60
  • Approaching Emancipation 65
  • Laboring with Lincoln 70
  • Lincoln and Horace Greeley 75
  • Continued Urging and Arguing 80
  • More Incidents regarding the Proclamation 86
  • The Proclamation of Freedom 93
  • The Proclamation's Reception 99
  • Loyal Opinion 104
  • Before and after Emancipation 109
  • The Message of 1862 114
  • The Final Proclamation 119
  • Two Kinds of Critics 124
  • The Pro-Slavery Element in Evidence 130
  • Lincoln's Mainstay Was the People 134
  • Lincoln and Reconstruction 140
  • Secession and Reconstruction 148
  • Before the "Carpet-Baggers" 155
  • Just before Sunset 160
  • The Religiously-Minded Lincoln 165
  • The Reconstruction Amendment 173
  • Following the Amendment 178
  • The Aftermath 183
  • Nullifying the Constitution 187
  • Discrimination in Education 195
  • The Negro and the Land 202
  • The Conclusion of the Matter 209
  • Index 215
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