Lincoln on Race and Slavery

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Note: Page numbers in roman type refer to Lincoln texts; those in italics refer to commentary.
abolition, 200; and AL's “House Divided” speech, 107; AL's position on, 137, 163; AL's support for, 109; and Douglass, li–lii; and Frémont, 88; and Henry Clay, 31; in Illinois, 1; priority of union over, li–lii; and restoration of Union, 305, 307; and secession, 214; and Seward, 43; transcendent nature of, 109; and Workingmen's Democratic-Republican Association of New York, 295. See also antislavery movement
abolitionists: and AL, 16, 69, 111, 112; and Codding, 69; and equality, xxiv–xxv; in Missouri, 65; and Owen Lovejoy, 71; problems with, 18; as self-defeating and threat, 12
Africa, xxi, 31, 40
African Americans, 199; abilities of, lvi;
AL as president of, xviii, xlix, lviii, lxii; and AL's humor, xxi, 321–28; and American Revolution, 94; as audience of AL's “Second Inaugural Address,” xlviii, xlix; banned from immigration to Illinois, 1; as brutes, 185, 186, 206; as cause of Civil War, xxxv, li; citizenship for, xxvi, xxxiv, xlvi, lxi, 92, 105, 156, 158–59, 164, 165, 235; and Civil War, 235, 237; contempt for, 321; and crocodiles, xvii, xlvi, 186, 187, 188, 202, 205, 207; and Declaration of Independence, xvii, xxiii, lxiv, 8, 62–63, 67, 82–83, 92–93, 96–99, 116–17, 127, 130, 135, 166, 167–70, 172, 186, 187, 206; dehumanization of, 152, 154–55; as deserving charity, 161; and Dred Scott decision, 90; education of, xliv, 279, 280; elite, xlvi, lix; equality of, xvii, 32, 56, 57–58, 62, 63, 82, 96, 127, 129, 143, 163, 316; as human beings, xxii– xxiii, xxvi, xlv, 37, 60, 61, 62, 101, 147, 152, 156; as inferior, 93, 130, 157, 161, 179; intelligent, xxvi, xlv–xlvi; and Liberty Party, 71; in Louisiana, 279; lynching of, 4, 5–6; migration of, 262; and natural rights, 146; nature of, xix, xxxii; as opposed to colonization, 255; paternalism toward, xxv; as physically different from whites, xxxiv, 127, 130, 157, 177, 179, 236; political office for, 150, 157, 179; population of, 261–62; as prisoners of war, 247, 276, 277–78; rights of, 57, 61; right to earnings from own labor, xvii, xxxii, 48, 49, 96, 120, 128, 130, 147; and rule of three, 187, 188–90; separation of, 119; social assimilation of, lix; as stepchildren of AL, li; trust in AL, 242; voting rights for, xx, xlix–l, lxi, 177, 178, 180; voting rights for intelligent, xxv, xxvi, 279– 80; whites as superior to, lvii; white struggle with, 206–7
African American soldiers: AL's loyalty to, xlv, xlvii, liv–lv; AL's regard for, 284; AL urged to recuit, 236; behavior of, 292, 293; as blow to Confederacy, 288; and Cameron, 300; as capable, xxi, 245, 248, 255, 270, 279, 282, 284, 288–89; distinction of, xlii; and emancipation, 284, 299, 305–6, 306–7; equal pay for, xli, lxi, 308; and Founding Fathers, xxxix, 265; and freedom, xlvi, 289, 290; and Grant, xli, 282; heroism of, 270, 279, 282, 305–6; and Hunter, xxxix, 231–32; Northern debate over, xli; numerical advantage through, xl, xli, 300–301; as prisoners of war, 276, 302–3, 303–4; and race war, liv; recuitment of, 250, 265, 269, 270, 271, 282, 283, 298; and Second Confiscation Act, xxxv, xxxvi–xxxvii, 242; and slavery, 304; social assimilation of, lix; uncertainty in employing, 292–93;

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