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Lincoln and the Negro (Da Capo Paperback)

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First published in 1962, Lincoln and the Negro was the first book to examine in detail how Lincoln faced the problem of the status of black people in American democracy, and it remains unsurpassed. Starting with Lincolns childhood attitudes, Benjamin Quarles traces the development of Lincolns thought in relation to the African American, a development which was to culminate in the Emancipation Proclamation. Concerned at first with methods of colonization outside the United States, Lincoln came later to advocate not only emancipation of the slaves, but also equal political rights for them. In addition, he was the first president to invite black Americans to the White House and to treat them as equals. Black attitudes towards Lincoln evolved almost as much Lincolns own attitude. When he was first elected, blacks expected very little from Lincoln. But he slowly gained their respect—by recognition of individual African Americans, by placing them in the Union Army, and ultimately by the Emancipation Proclamation. His assassination served to enshrine him as a hero for the newly freed slaves. Lincoln and the Negro, in examining both sides of the relationship, is a vitally important contribution to our understanding of Abraham Lincoln and of American democracy itself.

Synopsis:

'IN LINCOLN AND THE NEGRO, Benjamin Quarles demonstrates once again his mastery of the historic struggle of black Americans to move the nation-and its greatest president-toward the goal of true freedom.'-William S. McFeely, author of Frederick Douglass

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"First published in 1962, Lincoln and the Negro was the first book to examine in detail how Lincoln faced the problem of the status of black people in American democracy, and it remains unsurpassed. St"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-264) and index.

About the Author

Benjamin Quarles (1904–1996) was a noted author, editor, and historian and the first African American to be published in what later became the Journal of American History. Africana hails him as a key figure in the emergence of African-American history as an academic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804472
Author:
Quarles, Benjamin
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Slavery -- United States.
Subject:
African Americans - History - To 1863
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 11.2 oz

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Product details 288 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306804472 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'IN LINCOLN AND THE NEGRO, Benjamin Quarles demonstrates once again his mastery of the historic struggle of black Americans to move the nation-and its greatest president-toward the goal of true freedom.'-William S. McFeely, author of Frederick Douglass
"Synopsis" by ,
"First published in 1962, Lincoln and the Negro was the first book to examine in detail how Lincoln faced the problem of the status of black people in American democracy, and it remains unsurpassed. St"
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