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Abraham Lincoln Book Analysis

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In Thomas J. Dilorenzo’s book, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, is about how “Abraham Lincoln is not the Great Emancipator, but the Great Centralizer.” (xiii) Dilorenzo’s book is to show facts that the War Between the States was not about slavery, but also about how Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was more than just a political gimmick. Lincoln was a man of many words and ideas. The book goes through Lincoln’s whole political career. Lincoln was considered the best president, but he for sure has his faults. Lincoln has had more than 16,000 books written about every aspect of his life, but much about him is myth. (1) Lincoln was a part of the Whig and Republican parties for nearly three…show more content…
Murray Rothbard stated, "Lincoln was a master politician, which means that he was a consummate conniver, manipulator, and liar.” (11) Lincoln stated multiple times that he was opposed to racial equality. Lincoln also said he was never for making Negroes hold office or marry white people. Lincoln said, "Free them, and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit of this… We cannot, then, make them equals." (12) Stating that Lincoln 's feelings would be hurt to make them equal. Lincoln had no solution to the problem of slaves. When he was office, Lincoln, held a White House meeting with freed blacks to organize a colonization movement back to anywhere but the United States. (17) However, Lincoln was not successful in sending all blacks out of the country.(20) Lincoln believed slavery was wrong, but it was also protected by the Constitution and contained it in the South. “Lincoln was also the first “sectional” president in that he owned his election in support of the Northern states.” (26) The federal government requires every new state to deny voting rights to blacks until the 1860s. Lincoln stated, “he was in favor of extending basic protections of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to freed blacks, but then contradicted himself by simultaneously opposing black citizenship.”
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