Keep in mind, had the North not used abolishing of slavery as a tactic for defeating the south, finishing with abolishment of slavery, does not mean that slavery would have carried on well into the 20th century. The US Civil War was the first time that such great violence was used and slavery, as known in the 19th century was then banished, not including uprisings by enslaved people's. In Europe, slavery met it's end by pressure of public will. In Brazil, it too, met it's demise without war.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...
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