Author Phillip W. Magness has long harbored the view that Lincoln biographers had sanitized the history of “The Great Emancipator” to fit his modern popular image. Certainly, civil libertarians have long questioned Lincoln preeminence as a voice of freedom given his denial of habeas corpus and violations of constitutional rights and powers. Now, Magness is about to publish a book entitled “Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement,” revealing research showing that Lincoln actively explored and planned for the relocation of freed slaves to British colonies.
The book details how, soon after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana. Magness and his co-author, Sebastian N. Page, found the documents in British archives, including an order authorizing a British colonial agent to begin recruiting freed slaves to be sent to the Caribbean in June 1863.
Lincoln died a year later.
Other historians have questioned these conclusions and noted that Lincoln was against any compulsory deportation.
Source: Washington Times
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I have a difference with her on her first state wide office….what she did to her predecessor was most unkind…. and of the same party too if you don’t mind…..
She got what she wanted…
SwM, AY, etc,
My husband’s uncle was (he’s deceased now) a very good friend of Ann Richards. He was very honest about her strengths and weaknesses and the strengths greatly outnumbered the weaknesses.
“How accurate was that translation?”
Not in the slightest.
Oh shit, I meant April 12, 1861 in my comment above. See, I correct myself RIGHT AWAY.
“You have already been thoroughly thrashed by both Vince and myself. You are just too ignorant and too vain to accept it. I’ve given you my answers constantly only to have you reiterate the same stuff over and over. I know you think that your driveling is great debate tactics, but to me they are the mere musings of a fool. Why in hell would you think that I would want to take direction from a fool, or worry about his waiting? You can declare victory all you want, but the written record of your tripe and these exchanges exist. I am confident that anyone reading them would see just what your game is and why it is just wrong.”
“You’re right Larry. I can’t back up my claims that you’re a white supremacist, want to kill illegal immigrants and support slavery because you never said any of those things.
I can’t back up that you’re a Christian right winger because there’s no evidence to support that. The truth is, when I get hammered with facts I either ignore it completely or when I DO offer a response at all, it is to ad hominem attack them and claim they are racists, white supremacists, slavery supporters and killers of illegal immigrants when, in fact, those characteristics best describe ME since I am the one who defends Lincoln.
I cannot defend myself against your claim that Vince gets his Lincoln education from Eric Foner…..a Marxist. So, I am left with the one thing I CAN do Larry, respond to the ONLY portion of your texts that doesn’t incriminate me and act as if the reason I’m not responding to the incriminatory remarks is because I have “already beaten you” with facts. So, I will just call you a fool and declare myself the winner of the debate, despite the fact that I have ignored 95% of your posts and never answered a single question you asked, including the one where you asked “If Lincoln hated slavery, why didn’t he just issue the EC on April 12, 1865 and avoid a long, bloody war?” I realize I DID respond to that and say “because war had broken out”, but you hammered me with the fact that even when Lincoln DID issue the EC, war had been broken out for almost 2 years and that made my response look as lame as it really was and you called me out on it Larry. This is why I surrender to you Larry.”
How accurate was that translation?
“If you make an accusation, back it up with facts or shut your big pie hole. Now, re-post ANY comment you think I made in support of slavery. If you can’t/won’t..etc, then shut your big mouth.
You have already been thoroughly thrashed by both Vince and myself. You are just too ignorant and too vain to accept it. I’ve given you my answers constantly only to have you reiterate the same stuff over and over. I know you think that your driveling is great debate tactics, but to me they are the mere musings of a fool. Why in hell would you think that I would want to take direction from a fool, or worry about his waiting? You can declare victory all you want, but the written record of your tripe and these exchanges exist. I am confident that anyone reading them would see just what your game is and why it is just wrong.
Whoops – let me try that again …
When I was talking about Ann….She was not sober and neither was I…. the good times….I thought they’d never end…..
Alas….we are still of feline patrol…. the great escape will be undone… as Butterfly said….It just has to be Miss Scarlett…..
Evolution – it does a body good
my favorite Ann Richards story is the following:
Ann Richards is out politicking and starts talking to a couple of highway workers and finally asks them about their dog saying “that has got to be the ugliest dog I have ever seen, what is her name?” They answer “Ann Richards.”
B^4, I am the fan of Ann Richards. She got sober and her personality improved. She was a beacon to many women as is her daughter, Cecile Richards, who is currently the head of Planned Parenthood. Ann Richards and Molly Ivins are examples of liberal outspoken Texas women.
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