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The Myth of the Great Emancipator
by Greg Loren Durand
published in 2019 by
The Institute for Southern Historical Review
paperback; 155 pages
Written in response to neo-Conservative history revisionists such as Dinesh D'Souza and Prager University, this little book rebuts the claims that Abraham Lincoln and the early Republican party were the champions of Negro civil rights and social equality. To the contrary, the documentation provided here proves that the original Republicans opposed the extension of slavery into the Territories merely to protect the labor and racial purity of White settlers, while expressly denying any intention to interfere with the institution as it already existed within the slave States of the South. The public speeches and personal correspondence of Lincoln and other leaders of his party, as well as the "Jim Crow" legislation of the Northern States, are cited which demonstrate an undeniable hostility to the Black man and a desire to ultimately remove him from the United States. The general misconceptions regarding slavery's role in the war of 1861-1865 and the true nature of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation are also discussed, and an appendix is added which exposes the widespread brutal treatment of Southern Blacks by Union soldiers.
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