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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization$
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Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054247

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054247.001.0001

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The Changing Legacy of Civil War Colonization

The Changing Legacy of Civil War Colonization

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(p.303) 15 The Changing Legacy of Civil War Colonization
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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization
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Phillip W. Magness

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054247.003.0016

Abraham Lincoln supported the colonization of black Americans to Africa and a number of other locations, yet some historians are reluctant to explore this topic because of the implications for what this support means to his legacy as the “Great Emancipator.” The standard argument goes that Lincoln once supported colonization but changed his mind by the time he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Magness explores new sources to argue against this interpretation. He shows that Lincoln supported colonization until his death, and he explores the implications of this revelation.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Colonization

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