If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it.
My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo .. exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon .. with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and speeches of Lincoln's ... We don't have to rely upon anyone's interpretation. Just read his words to see what you make of them.
.. Lincoln said, "I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of ... making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality."
.. Lincoln's words: "I view the matter (Emancipation Proclamation) as a practical war measure .." He also wrote: "I will also concede that emancipation would help us in Europe, and convince them that we are incited by something more than ambition." ..
.. The Emancipation Proclamation was not a universal declaration. It detailed where slaves were freed, only in those states "in rebellion against the United States." Slaves remained slaves in states not in rebellion ..
.. Following the money might help with an answer. Throughout most of our history, the only sources of federal revenue were excise taxes and tariffs. During the 1850s, tariffs amounted to 90 percent of federal revenue. Southern ports paid 75 percent of tariffs in 1859. What "responsible" politician would let that much revenue go?BÓNUS - Mais Lincoln nas suas próprias palavras